Dong sound on startup to external speakers

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  1. iIra macrumors member

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    Hey I'm using a Mac mini, and I absolutely love the dong sound that it makes when you start it up, but I think it would sound a lot better if it went through my external speakers instead of the tinny built-in one. Is there some way to make it do this?
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    If they're plugged in to the audio out and turned on when you boot up, they'll dong you better than any Mac Mini's single speaker ever could.
     
  3. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    this happens with my Rev B iMac G5 too - even if the external speakers are on, the startup chime comes out of the internal speakers. all other sound comes out fine throught the externals...
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the software/drivers for external sound output just aren't up and running by "dong time". Dunno, that's what I'd always figured anyway. :confused:
     
  5. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    That's pretty much it. It's in the hardware. Which is why you can't change it.
     
  6. iIra thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah I'm a pretty big fan of bongs myself. ;) If they were going to insist on making it come out the internal speaker they could at least put a decent one in there.
     
  7. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    it works fine on my iBook connected to my JBLs... hmmm. Are your speakers connected through USB, Firewire, etc?
     
  8. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I've got some powered speakers on my eMac and if I forget to turn the sound off before I reboot my ears explode with the infernal amplified 'bong'

    I wish I had the 'problem' of it not working through my external speaker.
     
  9. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    mine's wierd. The dong comes from the internal speaker in my g5 yet the bottom end comes outta my sub woofer which is connected to my external speakers.
     
  10. russed macrumors 68000

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    on my powerbook it will come out via the external speakers as long as they are plugged in!

    as mentioned before, if they are usb speakers that could maybe be because usb hasnt got working etc by then???
     
  11. iIra thread starter macrumors member

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    They're regular mini-rca or whatever it's called speakers. Do you think usb/firewire would work better?
     
  12. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    yea, on my PMG5, I hear it and I got a pair of 2.1 Sony Speakers for it.
     

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