1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 29, 2013 8:32 AM by ds store
Pascal Quennesson Level 1 Level 1

Good afternoon,


I have a set of 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer 5.1 from Altec Lansing and I would like to connect the 3 exit cables  - 1 black + 1 green + 1 yellow - to my new i-mac 22" - acquired last week - equipped with only 4 USB 3.0 + 2 Thunderbolt + 1 Ethernet + 1 jack for micro or speaker.

What connector type do I need? And where can I connect ot?


Many thanks in advance for your help


Best regards


Pascal Quennesson

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    Sorry you cannot


    That speaker system is for sound cards on PC's which separate the channels, the Mac's don't seperate the channels or decode surround sound formats  and only pass the 5.1 through the dual analog/optical stereo mini port.


    You might find a external device that accepts Toslink optical inputs and then separates the channels and sends the appropriate signal to the powered speakers.