Apple Pro Speakers Question

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  1. trebblekicked
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    trebblekicked

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    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?
     
  2. Jaykay
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    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.
     
  3. unc32
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    I thought that the speakers were usb? Perhaps I am mistaken though.
     
  4. MacBandit
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    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.
     
  5. trebblekicked
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    thanks. that'll do. damn, griffin. is there anything they can't do?

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

    thanks for the help guys.
     

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