Questions About Apple Pro Speakers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by R.Youden, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    Hi, I have a PowerMac G4 and I have decided that instead of investing in a new machine I should spend some money and do it up. I was thinking about getting some pro speakers and have the following question:

    1. How long is the cable from the speakers to the PC. My tower is on the floor and I have an intricate layout of wires to my monitor.

    2. Is it possible to make these speakers work with a PC? I have the PowerMac and the PC on a KVM switch as was wondering if I can take them through the auido port of the KVM (thinking about it this wouldn't work as the Pro Speakers are not a standard 3.5mm audio jack are they...

    Anyway if anyone has a set and can answer these questions that would be great, or just some gernal opinions on them.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    Speakers will not work with a PC.

    The cable is long enough to go from the floor to a normal height desk with a little room for play around other wires. The cable may be longer, I sold mine a while back and don't have them anymore, so I'm working from memory here.
     
  3. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    I have just found out that they are 2.5mm so that puts knockers on the PC link. Hmm, they are only about £30 on eBay at the moment which doesn't seem too bad but it would leave me without any PC speakers. Hmmm
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    If it helps, I switched out mine for a little 2.1 speaker set. The sound on the Pro Speakers was great, but I really like the dedicated subwoofer I have now. Plus a 2.1 set will go thru your KVM switch.
     
  5. RichP macrumors 68000

    RichP

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    I have the pro speakers, they are great sounding, especially if you add a subwoofer.

    How about a set of HK soundsticks? They are PC compatible.

    Also, check out the Griffin iFire,

    http://www.bytewizecomputers.com/products/7/3/463/9604

    its been discontinued, but may be available somewhere. I have one, and it lets me use my G5 and PC with the Pro Speakers. Of course, you are buying pro speakers + iFire, its gets expensive!
     
  6. Joony macrumors regular

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    Those Griffin iFires are overpriced on ebay :(

    I have two sets of Pro Speakers. One has a very long cable that can reach to Tower on the floor, but the other seems to have a very short one designed for the iMac G4. Choose wisely :)
     

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