laptop speakers

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mgargan1, May 23, 2003.

  1. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

    mgargan1

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    hey, I have the 17" powerbook, and i was wondering what's the most powerful external speakers that I can use with my computer. For example, i am using a pair of altec lansing speakers, with a sub. And i know you can't put 4.1, 5.1 or 6.1 speakers on a laptop. So does anyone out there know of any really good speakers?
     
  2. Wano macrumors 6502

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    I have a set of the HK/JBL creature speakers and they are so cool! The sound is very crisp and the sub is outstanding. I have em hooked up to my 17"PB.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i've got Altec Lansing AVS 500's. (i think they'er the ones). they're the 4.1 system anyway. they didn't cost too much, and they're plenty loud for my bedroom.

    as for the most powerful speakers you can use, i don't think there is a limit because most speakers have their own power supply.

    it also depends what sort of money you want to spend, and whether you want 5.1 etc...

    there has been alot of discussion on speaker systems in the past. you should be able to find alot of info if you do a search of the forums.
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I believe you could hook up a 4.1 system to your laptop utilizing a y-adapter. Of course you'd only have two channels(L,R) but they'd certainly be two powerful ones. When I had my iMac I got around the issue of not having a sound card by using a y-adapter to plug in my Klipsch Promedia 4.1's. Go the way of Klipsch if want walls to shake and neighbors to complain.
     
  5. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I know you want to have additional speakers, but would anyone agree with me that the speakers on the new PowerBooks are absolutely great? I think my 12" PB sounds great for a laptop.
     
  6. photohead macrumors member

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    my friend has eclipse speakers...hooked up with a sub....the sound is SO GOOD....rivals Bose for home theater.

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  7. mgargan1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    where do i get this Y adapter? does apple sell it?
     
  8. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Visit your local radio shack and pick up a stereo y-adapter.
     

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