TOSLINK USB surround sound adapter + Mac OS X?
December 12, 2009 12:57 PM   Subscribe

What is a good, working surround sound USB adapter for a Mac mini in a home theatre setup, which uses a TOSLINK connector?

(I would be using this with DVD Player, iTunes, VLC, QuickTime Player, etc. if that matters for software support.)
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Technology (5 answers total)
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking for, here. The Mac Mini already has optical output - you just need a miniplug-to-toslink cable.
posted by Mwongozi at 1:02 PM on December 12, 2009

If you've got a Mac Mini with an Intel processor you just need an adapter like Mwongozi was talking about. This cable should do the trick.

If you're working with an older PowerPC Mini, my friends have had good luck with this adapter from M-Audio.
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 1:11 PM on December 12, 2009

I'm not positive that my model has an optical output. Or maybe I do just need the miniplug adapter.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:12 PM on December 12, 2009

So what model do you have?
posted by bizwank at 1:53 PM on December 12, 2009

According to the system profiler, I do have an S/PDIF "combo" output. Looks good. Thanks for the cable recommendation!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:13 PM on December 12, 2009

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