HELP PLease - Apple Mac - IPOD - Speaker set up

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. macrumors 6502a

    Vector

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

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    sound

    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
    issue.

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

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