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Old Jan 15, 2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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speaker/s in the new macbook air?

Maybe i missed it, but are there speakers or even a speaker in the macbook air?
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Believe it or not there's only a MONO speaker in the MacBook Air as it says on the Apple website.

Guess there wasn't space for two ...
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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Maybe it'll be like the iPod "speaker". You'll hear beeps, and nothing else.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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Believe it or not there's only a MONO speaker in the MacBook Air as it says on the Apple website.

Guess there wasn't space for two ...
00 wow, thx for clarifying (didnt see it on the site)
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 05:18 PM   #5
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Maybe it'll be like the iPod "speaker". You'll hear beeps, and nothing else.
HAHAH yea i guess they had to compromise sound for space
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 05:25 PM   #6
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Sound comes out of the right side of the keyboard or something.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 11:09 PM   #7
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How can a Mac be complete with out at least one mono speaker for the startup chime?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 12:18 AM   #8
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yep, right side under the keyboard.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 12:56 AM   #9
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And the hits keep on coming. Mono sound, awesome! We're truly well into the 20th century.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 01:00 AM   #10
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I love the Air and I will be getting one but the 1 speaker thing is confusing. I mean how big can the speakers be to not have it stereo?

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Old Jan 16, 2008, 06:32 AM   #11
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I don't mind a mono beep speaker, but there is stereo out for the headphones isn't there?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 09:49 AM   #12
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but there is stereo out for the headphones isn't there?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 09:54 AM   #13
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It has a headphones socket which I assume is stereo. If not you could try using bluetooth headphones?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 10:09 AM   #14
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From one of the early previews it states the "1/8" Audio Output" is mono as well. That could just be a guess. I do hope so.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 10:22 AM   #15
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From one of the early previews it states the "1/8" Audio Output" is mono as well. That could just be a guess. I do hope so.
That HAS to be wrong. This thing is geared toward watching movies on planes, as well as music, so it is doubtable it is mono.

As to the speaker...perhaps the mono speaker gave better sound quality than stereo within the space requirements of the machine. (one large mono speakers vs. two tiny stereo speakers)
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 10:28 AM   #16
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someone post were apple said that please
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 08:27 AM   #17
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works fine...

The stereo separation in the headphone jack is fine.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 08:39 AM   #18
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Speaker is under arrow keys
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 09:53 AM   #19
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Macbook air tech specs :
what does omnidirectional microphone mean?
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 11:00 AM   #21
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Just means it can pick up sounds from multiple places. You don't have to be talking directly into it.
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what does omnidirectional microphone mean?
It means a microphone that picks up sounds equally from all directions (except the back, of course).
Think of the pick-up pattern of an omnidirectional mic as a round sphere.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 11:04 AM   #23
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Just means it can pick up sounds from multiple places. You don't have to be talking directly into it.
Haha, close. But not exactly true.
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its not bad at all
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 11:43 AM   #25
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I love the little baby mono speaker for the Air. I always get a sense of nostalgia from my kindergarden days of playing with the first generation imacs when I hear the little startup chime. :-D (And it sounds very classy and original being on a lil mono speaker.)
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