Sunday, October 14, 2007

Griffin Technology: FireWave - Surround Sound for Mac

Griffin Technology: FireWave - Surround Sound for Mac
$99FireWave - Surround Sound for Mac

FireWave Q & A

What is the port configuration?
FireWave outputs six channel audio through three 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo mini-jacks: Left/Right, Center/Subwoofer and Right Surround/Left Surround. FireWave also includes a FireWire 400 passthrough for connecting external devices like hard drives or iPods.

Does the FireWave feature digital coax or optical outputs?

What audio formats are supported by FireWave?
FireWave supports Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II in addition to routing any configuration of up to six discrete audio channels, such as quad and hex arrangements.

What type of amplifier does FireWave use?
FireWave is not an amplifier and only supplies line level output. It is designed to be connected to self-powered multichannel speakers or to an amplifier/receiver with discrete inputs.

Is it suitable for four-channel output?
Absolutely! Practically any number and/or arrangement of speakers (up to 6 channels) can be designated in Mac OS X's Audio MIDI Setup utility.