g5 creature speakers for g5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by switchedanhappy, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. switchedanhappy macrumors regular

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    I sorely need a new speaker set up, and the jbl creature speakers look perfect. but there is one problem. you see, i don't want to have cables spewing out of the headphone port on the front of my g5. the g5 has optical and regular audio out on the BACK. will the speakers be able to use these?:confused:
     
  2. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    are you sure? they label the audio port on the ipod dock "line out" and the port on the back of the g5 "line out" and my headphones work with the ipod's "line out" so why wouldn't "line out" and headphone jacks be the same?
     
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Yes you can use the port on the back. Technically the G5 has two headphone jacks. A port labeled line out typically indicates line-level out meaning the power output does not vary and it's set at I believe 500mv. I could be wrong on this. In any case the port on back carries the same sound properties as the headphone jack on the front.
     
  4. .a macrumors regular

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    use the imic from griffin
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/
    it is a small plastic thing, you connect it to usb port and from there to your stereo or headphones - nice sideeffect: you can record with these things, too.
    .a
     

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