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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
you need a 5.1 surround sound card for the mini there is great news in this.


this is what i purchased for my mac mini as well as my older power pc macintoshes as well works great and is really affordable

I wouldn't waste my money on this. A simple headphone jack, analog, will not pass AC3 5.1, the receiver may interpret it as Dolby Pro Logic (analog), but that's it. If you read the discription of the device it gives hints:
*"7.1 Channel sound without the investment in a whole set of speakers!"
*"Comes bundled with Xear 3D Sound simulation software, and turns your stereo speaker or earphones into a 7.1 channel environment"

Anybody that says this "a 5.1 surround sound card" is sadly misinformed.

Macmanmacman, you really shouldn't pass this kind of horrible info along to users, particularly as the mini ITSELF will pass TRUE digital 5.1, both in Dolby and in DTS. All that's necessary is an optical cable and just about any low/mid range receiver built in the last 10 years.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found solution:

All I needed to do was go into Applications > Utilities > Midi Player and then set it to multi channel and set the speakers to 5.1 and this fixed it.

Now my Denon receiver is showing when my files are 5.1 Dolby or DTS and it sounds FANTASTIC!

A very simple fix with no added hardware.
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