the iMac's audio ports?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elbruelsio, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. elbruelsio macrumors member

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    Stupid question.

    So I brought home a new Mac for the first time, a 20" iMac. I went to connect my existing computer speakers to the audio out jack and i notice it that the plug doesn't go in all the way. Apple lists the jack as a minijack. My understanding is that a minijack is 3.5mm and a submini jack is a 2.5. Am I wrong? The jack for my speakers is 3.5mm. Do I need an adapter to go to 2.5mm?

    Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it should be a minijack and it should be 3.5mm. Is it playing the sound normally (stereo)? :)
     
  3. G-Force macrumors 6502a

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    Same happens here, it has to do with the SPDIF 'switch' I think. Speakers are working great though so I don't really care about it. :)
     
  4. elbruelsio thread starter macrumors member

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    It is playing in stereo and the quality is good except for a slight bit of white noise coming through the speakers. Its very faint so I can probably ignore it, if I force myself to. :)

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  5. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    That white noise is the Mighty Mouse interfering with an undershielded cable - unplug the mouse or go wireless and the quality should be pristine.
     
  6. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    What? Can you back that up with something? Most noise comes from the speaker wires and other interference...
     
  7. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Yeah - if you have an iMac, unplug the mouse. Simple. It's really quite remarkable...
     

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