external speakers + laptop

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by marhaba123, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Since the speakers on the mbp are ok, but not great, I was wondering if I could hook the laptop up to a set of external speakers. I’m sure this would work, so my main question is, would I then also need the amp that normally goes with those speakers, or is that not necessary? I’m asking because although my speakers are relatively new, my amp/stereo system is a lot older and I doubt they would be compatible with anything digital. Supposing it does work, what would I need/how would I do this? Thanks.
  2. macrumors 601


    PC speakers generally use a 3.5mm input jack that you stick in the headphones jack on your laptop.
  3. macrumors 604


    Most likely you would need some sort of external soundcard. Do your speakers use 1/4" TRS plugs or the standard audio cables.

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