Which Mac was the first tohave the"Bong" startup sound?

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  1. macdon401 macrumors 6502

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    Read a funny story in this forum, wondering if anyone knows when this sound started on Macs?
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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  3. capone2 macrumors regular

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    Bong?

    I was told its supposed to be a like a musical cord? Not crazy about it either way!
     
  4. aricher macrumors 68020

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    It depends on your definition of "bong".

    The successfull POST sound has been in ALL (except the Lisa) Macs since the dawn of time.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Now is that ever a straight line. M-u-s-t r-e-s-i-s-t.

    Anyway, yes -- the original Mac bonged. The chord was introduced, I'm almost certain, with the Mac II.
     
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I've always liked the Quadra LC475 startup sound. I wouldn't call it a "bong" though. It's a full, rich open chord, open with the 3rd in the bass. The PowerMac's startup (if I recall), always reminded me of the Carpenter's "Close To You". :)
     
  8. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    This could be me crossing wires, but I seem to recall that Brian Eno had a hand in the Mac "Bong". Anyone else remember this?

    [Edit]: Wow, this was my 500th post... It only took 20 months!
     
  9. aricher macrumors 68020

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    As much as I love Eno I'm sad to say that he worked for the Evil Empire:

    The Microsoft Sound
     
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Ha. Looks like memory serves.

    Nice article, aricher. Factoids like this are a guilty pleasure of mine.

    I always liked the startup sound. Though I don't think there's an onomatopoeic word that describes it accurately - certainly not "bong". :rolleyes:
     
  11. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Aw jeez - I'll never listen to An Ending (Ascent) again the same way...
     
  12. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    as i've said before, the PowerMac 6100/66 is my favorite startup sound, a guitar-twang version of the chord. They're all great in their unique ways. Until, of course, Apple decided to make them all the same...
     
  13. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Oh god. I thought I'd never hear that Windows startup tone. :eek:

    Was that Win. 95 and Win. 98?

    I love hearing the Mac startup sound :D
     
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    Was clicking the link just too difficult for a Friday? ;)
     
  16. California macrumors 68040

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    Oh. Didn't see the link in my Friday snooze time.

    Well, I still like his work pre Evil Empire, like David Bowie's LOW.
     
  17. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    The Quadra 660AV (I still have mine :) ) was the first Mac to use the same startup sound that is still being used today. Anyway, you'd think Apple would update the chime soon; they started using it in 1993!
     
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    But he created that sound on a Mac :D
     
  19. lopresmb macrumors 6502

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    first off this is a great thread, my congrats to the thread starter

    and 2, I sure hope they don't update the chime sound, that one that is now used is in my mind quite iconic, espicially now that the whole line has been synced up...
     
  20. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm pretty sure it's in C major and is a first-inversion tonic chord, with the bass played by a pan-flute, and the top three done.. something else.



    Then again, I just jumped on the piani and I was totally wrong. but I DID READ that somewhere. :p

    **edit**
    ugh. the third is IN THE TOP, kudos to me for reading the whole thread and links posted therein before posting from memory.
    Well, third in top, third in bottom.. same thing, right, Mendelssohn? (hehehe.)
     
  21. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    on a side note, G5 user for over a year now (and Mac) and ive never heard a Crash Noise HAHAHAHA. now my pc....totally diff. story. Funny I had to visit a site that had sound bits up so i could hear what a Mac crash noise feels like.

    I love it *goes and pets my Mac*
     
  22. sambo. macrumors regular

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    i can't remember a mac that didn't get a hit from a bong at start-up :eek:
     

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