iMac G5 speaker/audio question

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  1. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Two questions:

    How do the built-in iMac speakers sound?

    It is possible to connect any old speakers with a mini jack to the iMac's optical audio out, correct?
     
  2. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    The speakers lack bass and it is a hollow sound. They are not very loud.

    Yes, to the extent of my knowledge you can connect any speakers with a 1/8 in. plug.
     
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Confirmed, any speaker set with a mini plug will work with the imac, and I highly suggest a pair if you listen to music at all.
     
  4. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    That's the one area in which the iMac G5 seriously lacks...
     
  5. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    yes but its an amazingly cool idea. :cool:
     
  6. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Well what computer comes with good spaker, if I may ask ;) :confused:
     
  7. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    So whats a clean form factor and highly portable solution for speakers with good sound and base for the new iMac G5s? (That doesn't cost the earth)
     
  8. iSteve Jobs macrumors newbie

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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=4148283&type=product&id=1051384267922

    Check the link, the Klipsch pro media 2.1 speakers are awesome. I have had these for 6 months now and they sound great. 200 watts of power, thundering bass, good highs and lows. I listen to Rock, rap, and everything in between. They run $150.

    For $350 you can get the klipsch 5.1 system with 6 speakers, but I recommend the $150 set.
     
  9. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

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    These look cool

    If a bit pricey:

    Zerosticks

    edit: Apparently not shipping until August.
     
  10. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Anything else out there people have used with an iMac that are also portable?
     

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