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  1. #1

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Sound out from Thunderbolt Display
    Dear all,

    I have a Thunderbolt Display and I am not impressed with the sound. I also have a Logitech Z-5500 Surround System that I would like to connect to my display. The reason why I want to connect it to my display and not directly to my MBP is that the whole point for me in buying this setup is that I use the Thunderbolt Display as docking station for the MBP. I'm in and out of office several times a day - and don't want to mess with cables on/off my MBP - except from the thunderbolt cable.

    Thunderbolt Display has: USB, FIrewire, Thunderbolt, 3 X ethernet
    Logitech has 2 digital inputs: Coax (SPdif) and Optical (+ 3 minijacks; Front, Rear, Sub/Center)

    How do I connect the two?

    (I use Time Capsule - and was wondering if I could use that combined with an Apple TV - connecting as follows: Timecapsule ethernet-cabled to the Thunderbolt Display + Timecapsule ethernet-cabled to Apple TV + Apple TV via optical cable to Logitech Surround system - would that work?)

    As you can tell - I'm not at all used to this stuff - so answers/suggestions/alternative solutions will be very much appreciated.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    BR PH2 (Denmark)

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Sep 26, 2012
    Thunderbolt Display - sound out
    Hi all,

    Has anyone succeeded in taking sound out from a Thunderbolt Display? And if so - how?
    (would like to connect it to digital inputs like coax or optical on ext. surround sys.)

    Thanks in advance.

    PH2 (Denmark)

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Threads merged (same topic)…and thread moved to more appropriate sub-forum (Other Hardware).

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    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2012
    MBA 1.7 GHz Core i5, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 - Lion 10.7.4; Thunderbolt Display; 2011 iMac base w/SSD
    I ended up with a usb DAC and it works well.

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