View Full Version : Apple Pro Speakers Question

May 10, 2003, 03:12 PM
note: i tried to do a search for this subject on MR, couldn't find anything. i apologize in advance if this issue has been discussed already.

alright, so i finally upgraded my speakers on my quicksilver- i moved my stereo over to my desk and my computer is now running I/O a technics rack system w/ bose bookshelf speakers. quite an improvement over the APS.

But i have a tibook set up with an external monitor/mouse/powermate etc on the other side of the office, and i was wondering:
is there any way to use apple pro speakers on a tibook? adapter? converter? anything?

i know the APS are designed to take power from the computer's power supply, which would seem to make this impossible, but who knows...any suggestions?

May 10, 2003, 04:44 PM
Currently i dont think there is any way to connect APS to a powerbook without the right port. Maybe somebody has made a converter but i seriously doubt it.

May 10, 2003, 04:54 PM
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May 10, 2003, 08:41 PM
I thought that the speakers were usb? Perhaps I am mistaken though.

May 10, 2003, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by unc32
I thought that the speakers were usb? Perhaps I am mistaken though.

They use a proprietary connector.

You could always cut the wires and hook them to a small boom box or something with some wattage. Then use a sub-mini to sub-mini patch cord to the boom box to power them.

May 11, 2003, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by krhodus
Griffin PowerWave


thanks. that'll do. damn, griffin. is there anything they can't do?

i actually thought about ripping the cord open, but my success rate in rewiring electronics is 1-in-3.

thanks for the help guys.