Desktops :: Connecting Surround Sound Speakers To IMac?

Feb 10, 2010

I'm trying to connect an XLogic speaker system to an IMac desktop. There are only RCA Plugs on the speakers and the 3.5mm plug on the Mac. Can anyone suggest what cable or junction I will need to achieve my goal of connection.

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Hardware :: Connecting Old Surround Sound Speakers To MBP

Aug 14, 2009

I've got some old Altec Lansing surround sound speakers (4 + subwoofer) that I'd like to connect to my MBP, but I can't figure out what sort of adapter I'd need.

At the back of the subwoofer there's an empty port called "Diag," and two 3.5mm (it looks like) audio cords coming out of an "Input" port. I'm only used to dealing with singe 3.5mm cords.

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IMac :: Surround Sound - How To Hook Up Speakers

Nov 3, 2010

I know that there's a headphone output jack and an audio input jack on the iMac. Is there anyway to hook up my 5.1 Logitech speakers to the iMac? What kind of adapter would I need or is it even possible?

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PowerPC :: Mac G5 Dual-Core 2.3GHz - Sound Card Needed For 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers?

Jul 24, 2008

I'm pretty new here, though I posted over a year ago here with a few questions as a beginning switcher. My switch completed in Christmas of 2005 with a late '05 Power Mac G5 Dual-Core 2.3GHz with 1GB RAM and 250GB HDD. I decided to get another monitor and it is a Sony 19" LCD one. I also didn't get any speakers since I used headphones a lot at the time. I recently decided to start using speakers. So temporarily, I am using the Altec Lansing BX1120 2.0 Stereo speakers from Walmart for only $15. They sound great but I would like 5.1 surround sound to watch my DVDs (and to soon upgrade to BluRay & SACD/DVD-A; but that's for another thread later on). Before I go on, I would like to ask questions and provide facts with what my 'puter has. My specific products I'm looking for is at the bottom of this message.

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MacBook Air :: Using Sky Go To TV And Surround Sound Speakers?

Apr 7, 2012

I have skygo, and want to watch it on my tv through HDMI cable, can I use logitech surround sound pc speakers too somehow?

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MacBook Pro :: Adapter For Connecting 5.1 Surround Sound?

May 18, 2010

I am trying to connect some logitech x-540 speakers to my i7 15" MacBook Pro and get the full surround sound not stereo. What adapters would I need? If possible please add links for the adapters?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Connecting IMac For Surround System?

May 8, 2012

what is the best way to connect an iMac 20" to a PANASONIC surround system amp...even though the majority of the music maybe DOLBY DIGITAL stereo?

imac 24" 2.16ghz 3g ram nividia 7600, Mac OS X (10.6.1), would like to eventually get big, mean MAC Pro

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IMac :: How Do You Connect To Surround Sound

Jan 15, 2009

I have looked through the threads here ENDLESSLY!!!! And I, unfortunately, still seem to be at a loss on what to do.

As of right now, I have a headphone output going to the Red and White RCA analog to my surround sound input just like the ones here
The headphone male end is going into the very far left headphone jack of my iMac. I have a 5.1 surround sound system and I know that this isn't being used to it's full potential.

I am not fully sure on what to do with the Audio in / optical audio in port... If I connect a fiber optic cable to that into my digital input on my surround sound, is that all I need? (this?) No RCA plugins or anything....?

Also, I have read endlessly on the FireWave and I am not really sure what the point of that is...? I don't know how it comes into play with hooking up my surround sound system to my iMac.

I have the Sony HT-DDW670

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IMac :: Macintosh Surround Sound?

Jun 27, 2010

Recently posted a thread but was thinking could anyone really really simply tell me in numbered steps how to get surround sound for my iMac, and what i'd need to buy. I have a home cinema system with all the speakers which go through RCA connectors (phono) into the system.

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IMac :: 5.1 Surround Sound - How To Use Speaker Setup

Dec 11, 2010

I have a creative 5.1 speaker setup and just recently found my old sound blaster external card from my PC from years ago. I went on the creative website to try and download drivers for it and their weren't any (surprise, surprise). So I've been trying to figure out how to use my speaker setup so I can watch movies from iTunes in 5.1 surround sound. When I plug in the card through USB the sound tab in the system preferences reads it as the SB Live! card (which it is).

Then when I go to the Audio MIDI Setup, it also reads the card and the speakers I have connected to it. When I go the configure speakers tab, it shows them and all when I click on them to test them, it shoots out noise through each speaker. But when I go back to iTunes and enable surround sound in a movie, nothing happens. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there any software I can download so I can use my speakers?

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Hardware :: Finding Best Surround Sound On New IMac I7

Nov 29, 2009

I just purchased (ships the 11th) a new iMac i7. I have been using Dells for years to game with and Macs to work with, and have decided I am not tolerating PC nonsense anymore and moving to my Mac full-time (yay for Bootcamp).

I have some old Dell 5.1 speakers that I am retiring, but I am a bit flummoxed on a good set of 5.1 speakers that will work with my Mac. (I do not want to use the Firewave or an external sound card

The Logitech Z-5500 look like they will do the trick with a Toslink To Optical Mini Adapter.

However, that is pricey for speakers. Do any of you know of some decent 5.1 Surround Sound speakers for the single mini port on the Mac?

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OS X :: How To Connect My IMac To Sony Blu Ray Surround Sound

Apr 19, 2010

I don't know how to get audio from my imac to my surround sound! I can see the image perfectly on my Sony HDT but no sound...

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Desktops :: IMac Not Connecting To Wireless Router

Dec 17, 2010

I recently purchased an iMac desktop and installed it in my home office. It worked fine, except that the airport was connecting erratically to the wireless router, which is located about 5-7 meters away in a different room. I tried re-positioning the iMac to have better 'reception' but the problem persists. I can see the number of airport connectivity 'bars' changing every second and then going off fully. Very frustrating.

Could there be a problem with the iMac antenna? A colleague told me that if there's a wireless phone in the house near the router that can cause problems. Another told me that the router (a basic D-link 802.11g, 5 yrs old) needs to be replaced.

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PowerPC :: Connecting G4 Cube Speakers To IMac

Jan 24, 2009

My grand dad found some old g4 cube speakers. You know the round ballish ones. They used to connect to a cube with usb. You could just plug it in and they would work. My granddad now has a imac g5. He wants to connect his cube speakers to his IMac.

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Hardware :: Connect Mac Mini To Altec Lansing Surround Speakers?

Apr 5, 2009

after searching and searching the web ... and now have searched through this forum. I wonder if I am barking up the wrong tree. I am converting from PC to Mac ... my Altec Lansing ACS54 speakers have a L/R (front) 1/8 plug and SS/L/R 1/8 plug. I was looking for a USB external sound card & software to give me surround sound ... however, most are for PCs only ... and some indicate that for Mac, only the front speakers will work. Speakers sound OK with front and woofer using my Mini's single output jack ... but I sure miss having surround. Frankly ... I've always heard Mac's were much better for music and media than PCs ... and as a result have been surprised and frustrated by this experience. But, I digress ... does anyone here know of a good USB external soundcard that works and gives a 5-speaker viewing/control software panel so my new Mini can produce surround sound?

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Sep 8, 2010

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IMac :: Using 24 Inch Sound From Speakers

Apr 13, 2008

does anyone who has the 24in iMac have any problem with the sound from the speakers? Sometimes when I listen to music on iTunes I will then get a screeching sound for a few seconds then it will go off.

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Sep 5, 2010

After re-arranging my set-up, I suddenly have no sound from my external speakers (JBL Creature II). After the first panic, I figured I would try with my MBP. Odly, they work just fine with that. Then i tried with my headphones from my iPhone - no sound at alle. I?ve resetted PR-RAM (twice), and is now stocked - and pissed.

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IMac :: No Startup Sound When Speakers Connected

Sep 26, 2009

I just got my iMac yesterday, and its been awesome, but I have one question. The classic "bong" sound at startup, I know that is the result of a successful POST, but mine didn't do one after the 1st startup. I had speakers plugged in to it when I started up the 2nd time, and no sound. I unplugged the speakers, and I got the sound. Is that normal or do I need to contact Apple? I jut want to make sure nothings wrong with my iMac. I checked the POST results in System Profiler and it said Passed.

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Jun 5, 2009

I have several speakers (Logitech) which I had hooked up to my PC with three cables, black, pink, green...the Mac Mini only has one plus for Audio...what do I do to get sound out of these speakers all at once?

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Aug 7, 2010

I just hooked up my logitech speakers to my IMac and they don't sound as good as they did on my pc. On my pc there was some settings that were the Realtek that had a bunch of audio options that made it sound much better. Is there anything like that for a mac? I can't find anything like that in the apple menu settings.

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Jun 27, 2014

Imac 27" mid-2011 running Maverics 10.9.3  I'm not getting any sound from internal or ext. speakers.  I can hear the startup sound when booting up.

System Preferences->Sound only shows Digital Out for OUTPUT and Output Volume is maxed and can't be adjusted.  Mute is NOT checked.

I've done an SMC and PRAM reset with no change.  I've tried multiple times plugging and unplugging the external speaker cable jack.

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Dec 10, 2008

is possible to enable 5.1 surround sound in OS X. I just bought the Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Speaker System and I have a mini-toss link optical audio cable plugged in. The optical connection is working fine but whenever i play ANY audio (iTunes, system sounds, youtube, or games) its always in Stero.. never 5.1. I understand most of that stuff isn't setup for 5.1 but the thing I am really wanting 5.1 for, World of Warcraft and the few other games I play in OS X

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Dec 3, 2009

I have a macbook pro 2.4 ghz intel core 2 duo and recently just got the logitech x540 5.1 surround sound speaker system..So far, I have to set it into "matrix mode" and use only the green cord in the headphone jack to get the speakers to work properly.. but I would like to be able to fully use the 5.1 sound system.What is the best way to do this? I've did some googling and found that some people suggested an external sound card, like the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 sound card which plugs in via USBI also saw that some people suggested using an optical converter.

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May 4, 2008

Im looking to get an imac and some speakers. Im coming from a pc computer with build in speakers in the monitor and they sound horrible, so im guessing the imac wont be much different. So what are some good speakers I could get for 100 bucks?

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OS X :: Sound Through Both Headphone Jack And Internal Speakers On Intel IMac?

Jun 2, 2009

I have my stereo plugged into the headphone jack but would like the sound to also come from the internal speakers when the stereo is off without unplugging the jack in back.I tried going to the sound control panel but it only lists the headphone jack. Is there a way to do this?

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IMac :: Popping Sound From Speakers Post Firmware Update

Feb 4, 2010

I was reluctant to update my 27inch i5 iMac with the new graphics card firmware update since I wasn't having any flickering issues. I finally caved in and did it thinking that nothing bad will happen, well of course something did. Ever since I updated it yesterday my computer makes a distinct and random popping sound from the speakers, it is soft but audible in my quiet room when I am working and it is driving me crazy.

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OS X :: IMac G5 Speakers Don't Seem To Be Able To Handle High Pitched Sound In A Movie?

May 20, 2010

I have a 24" aluminum iMac G5. I have never had a problem with sound before, and feel like this problem is isolated to a certain DVD but the DVD works on EVERY other player I own. Everything pretty much plays DVDs, so that's many!

So here's my problem: There's parts of this movie that have very high pitched sounds, like electronic sounds that are just sound effects in the movie. Whenever I get to those parts in this movie (maybe even other movies for all I know, I don't play many) and the sound goes quiet, like the speakers can't handle that high pitched sound.

I feel there must be something I can do about it, right? I just use the regular default DVD player application that pops up when I put a DVD in. I tried playing with that equalizer but nothing changed.

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OS X :: QuickTime 7.6 To Improve 5.1 Surround Sound

Oct 22, 2008

With an influx of Dolby Digital enhanced HD content making its way to the iTunes store, and subsequently Apple TV, Apple is reportedly working on an update to QuickTime that will improve support for 5.1 channel audio. People familiar with the matter say the Cupertino-based electronics maker tapped its vast developer community on Tuesday to begin testing versions of QuickTime 7.6 for Windows, as well as both Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

The pre-releases, which reportedly carried build number A26, ranged in size from about 20MB to over 60MB, but were consistent in that they delivered the same series of enhancements requiring evaluation. In particular, those familiar with the software say Apple has requested that developers test the release extensively with multi-channel encoded audio tracks that feed unique content to each surround sound channel. Developers were also asked to put some weight on MPEG-1 playback and conversions, as well as encoding and playback of audio tracks in the AAC and Apple Lossless formats.

QuickTime 7.6 is one of only a handful of remaining updates planned for Apple's existing QuickTime architecture before the company turns the majority of its focus to QuickTime X -- a complete overhaul to the media software with optimized support for modern audio and video formats that should result in extremely efficient playback.[URL]

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Mac Pro :: 5.1 Surround Sound Card/adapter?

Jan 13, 2011

I recently got a 8 core mac pro with the 27" apple led display.

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