HELP PLease - Apple Mac - IPOD - Speaker set up

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by applesound, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2004
    Is there a way to hook up a Mac desktop, laptop and/or IPOD to bookshelf size speakers (these are high end) and even surround mini speakers? These speakers do not have their own amp built in.

    I am not technical enough to know how to do this without help.

    I want to get a new Mac for my girlfrined and I found these very cool bookshelf size speakers I wanted to hook the mac up to for incredible sound.

    What do I need to do to make this happen?
    Do I need an amp as well?
    Do I need special cables?

    The main speakers have the following specs

    2 Ways Bassreflex, Not shielded
    Recommended amp 20-75 watts
    Peak Power 150 Watts
    Impedance 4 Ohms
    Efficiency 88db
    Frequency Response 70Hz - 20 Khz

    Thanks for the help.
  2. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2002
    What are you using to power the speakers right now?
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2004

    Nothing yet.

    I read somewhere that newer Macs have an amp inside that can be used and I saw the device the other poster suggested which looks like it could solve the

    So how does one make this happen with an IPOD or a laptop?
  5. 7on
    macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa

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