Double speakers (Apple Pro + Normal Speakers) ?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by irmongoose, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    #1
    Is it possible to play sound from both your Apple Pro Speakers and speakers connected to the headphone jack? When I plug in both the sound only comes out of the speakers connected to the headphone jack... I mean it makes sense, but I was wondering whether there was a hack or anything to be able to play out of both at the same time...




    irmongoose
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    #2
    i think there's a physical switch in the headphone jack that lets the computer know it's in use; so it might be a hardware hack... otherwise i've never heard of it done...

    pnw
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    #3
    I used to have some crappy speakers I bought, and my stereo
    speakers hooked up to my computer by this thingy that plugs into
    the audio port, and then branches out, making 2 new audio ports
    and I plugged both of them in, and they both worked. I later
    removed the smaller crap speakers, because they weren't doing
    too much, and my mom needed speakers.
     
  4. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

    FelixDerKater

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    #4
    That's a Y-splitter you're talking about there, scem0. They're OK, but you lose volume because the same amount of output wattage is being split between the two sets of speakers you're using.
     

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