speaker/s in the new macbook air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by telf22, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Maybe i missed it, but are there speakers or even a speaker in the macbook air?
     
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    Neutral Gamer

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    Believe it or not there's only a MONO speaker in the MacBook Air as it says on the Apple website.

    Guess there wasn't space for two ... :eek:
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it'll be like the iPod "speaker". You'll hear beeps, and nothing else. :D
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    00 wow, thx for clarifying (didnt see it on the site)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    HAHAH :D:D yea i guess they had to compromise sound for space
     
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    acfusion29

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    Sound comes out of the right side of the keyboard or something.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    How can a Mac be complete with out at least one mono speaker for the startup chime? :D
     
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    Justinerator

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    yep, right side under the keyboard.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    And the hits keep on coming. Mono sound, awesome! We're truly well into the 20th century.
     
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    island

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    I love the Air and I will be getting one but the 1 speaker thing is confusing. I mean how big can the speakers be to not have it stereo?

    :p
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I don't mind a mono beep speaker, but there is stereo out for the headphones isn't there?
     
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    lofight

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    hopefully!!
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    It has a headphones socket which I assume is stereo. If not you could try using bluetooth headphones?
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    From one of the early previews it states the "1/8" Audio Output" is mono as well. That could just be a guess. I do hope so.
     
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    RichP

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    That HAS to be wrong. This thing is geared toward watching movies on planes, as well as music, so it is doubtable it is mono.

    As to the speaker...perhaps the mono speaker gave better sound quality than stereo within the space requirements of the machine. (one large mono speakers vs. two tiny stereo speakers)
     
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    Cybergypsy

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    someone post were apple said that please
     
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    kkrull

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    works fine...

    The stereo separation in the headphone jack is fine.
     
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    BryanLyle

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Speaker is under arrow keys
     
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    lewisozz

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    MBA Tech Specs

    Macbook air tech specs :
     

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    lofight

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    what does omnidirectional microphone mean?
     
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    BryanLyle

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    Just means it can pick up sounds from multiple places. You don't have to be talking directly into it.
     
  22. macrumors 68030

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    It means a microphone that picks up sounds equally from all directions (except the back, of course).
    Think of the pick-up pattern of an omnidirectional mic as a round sphere.
     
  23. macrumors 68030

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    Haha, close. But not exactly true.:)
     
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    Cybergypsy

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    its not bad at all
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    I love the little baby mono speaker for the Air. I always get a sense of nostalgia from my kindergarden days of playing with the first generation imacs when I hear the little startup chime. :-D (And it sounds very classy and original being on a lil mono speaker.)
     

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