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Howto: 6 Channel Audio on a Mac, Laptop or PC.

By  , in , posted: 23-Sep-2007 23:24

When I got my iMac and Logitech speakers, I had a problem. There was only 1 output on the machine. And with macs, there is no chance of opening it up and adding a nice 6 channel sound card.
To solve this, I bought one of These
It's a 'USB Sound card' So for all of you people with macs, laptops or desktop computers which you don't want to open. This is the thing for you.
In macos you can use the 'Audio Midi' application in utilities to configure the speakers.
In windows it installs its own application which lets you control the volume of individual speakers.
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Comment by rscole86, on 24-Sep-2007 09:11

Hi There, I tried following your how to and I am stuck. Where do I plug in this USB sound card?


Author's note by Fossie, on 24-Sep-2007 09:14

I didn't know that they had audio in wellington? So I don't think you need to know that rscole.


Comment by rscole86, on 24-Sep-2007 09:17

Yes we have audio, it is colour that we are missing!
It is all grey are boring down here....


Author's note by Fossie, on 24-Sep-2007 09:19

I knew it was something.


Comment by Jazzy, on 28-Sep-2007 16:12

Nice Howto, I have been looking around trying to figure out how to do this with a Mac Mini. Before I spring for the USB sound device I just wanted to confirm that you are getting true 5.1 output from this setup (i.e. DVD sound playback is in true 5.1)?

Thanks.


Comment by Jazzy, on 28-Sep-2007 16:16

Nice Howto, I have been looking around trying to figure out how to do this with a Mac Mini. Before I spring for the USB sound device I just wanted to confirm that you are getting true 5.1 output from this setup (i.e. DVD sound playback is in true 5.1)?

Thanks.


Author's note by Fossie, on 28-Sep-2007 17:45

Yes I am. It works fully. With audio midi I can press an individual speaker and get sound from it. For dvd playback in 5.1 I have to use VLC. Not the apple dvd player.


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