2 dell monitors each with a sound bar, how to hook up both sound bars?

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I have a 19" and a 17"

    both have the dell sound bar underneath the screens (purchased separately)

    1 is hooked up, but i would like to hook up both,

    any info on how i could do this with my mac pro 2008 model?

    thanks!!
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    What is the connection to these sound bars? Mini-plug (1/8"). If so then just get a line-out splitter, as if you were using two pairs of headphones on a CD player (or iPod).
     
  3. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    I've got an idea how to do it without losing stereo sound by having 2 identical systems next to each other.

    Split the 1/8" stereo output to 2 mono 1/8" outputs and put 1 into the sound bar on the Left monitor and 1 to the sound bar on the Right monitor.

    You should be able to either buy 2 x 1 metre+ mono leads + a combiner adapter to plug into the stereo output or even a lead that does the whole thing in 1.

    That way, you get a wider stereo image because you're using both sound bars equally with the Left sound bar handling the Left audio output and the Right sound bar handling the Right audio output instead of having 2 stereo sources right next to each other.
     

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  4. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AWSOME SET UP!! will have to do!!

    Thanks
     

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