Apple Pro Speakers and PCs

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cantthinkofone, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    Will the Apple Pro speakers that came with the old imacs work on a pc? i really like them and would really like to have a pair for my windows computer.
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    No, because the have the special plug for iMac G4's and PowerMacs like my Quicksilver.

    There may be an adapter somewhere, but it's not worth it.
     
  3. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    They won't work as they draw power from the connector as well as the audio signal and only macs provide that type of connection.

    You can get adapters I belive griffin do one but they are very expensive.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The Griffin adapter is iFire. It requires a 6-pin FireWire port for power, but the audio in is actually a standard audio jack. An iPod charger can be used for power if the PC only has 4-pin FW or none at all. This is all a bit pricey unless you really, really like those speakers.
     
  5. Muskie macrumors 6502

    Muskie

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    Hey iMeowbot, I was gonna give my Pro speakers to my friend and get an iFire, but her laptop only has a 4pin firewire. Would a 6 to 4 pin firewire cable do the trick?
     
  6. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    no, because 4-pin firewire doesnt provide power (that's what the extra 2 pins are for). like iMeowbot said, you could use an ipod power brick for the power connection i guess.
     
  7. Muskie macrumors 6502

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    ah, ok thanks anyway.
     

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