2009 mba after market internal speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yyc engineer, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. yyc engineer macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    I'm looking at getting a refurb mba (the 2009 model), love everything about it except the internal speakers...no bass and too quiet.

    does anyone know if you can get after market internal speakers that you can install in place of the lousy ones that come with the mba?

    also, i will be replacing a 2007 white mb...does anyone have experience with both these machines know if the '09 mba has a louder max volume??
  2. The-Pro, Apr 6, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011

    The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    i seriously doubt u can get speaker upgrades, never heard of that for any apple product :D, not even pc's :D

    i think the volume would be roughly the same on both machines.

    try this program to increase your max volume

    it apparently works pretty well :)

    Audio Hijack is another app which apparently can do this: check out this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=445787#10

    PS: try getting a 2009 model with a SSD (64,128Gb), the 4200rpm HDD (80Gb, 120Gb) are so slow in my opinion, or try to get a 1.8" PATA SSD to install yourself. Just a little advice :D

    hope i could help
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    If you look at the iFixit teardown of the 2011 MBA, the speakers are totally custom made for the MBA. They are quite small and thin, partly cause the case itself is so thin. Haven't heard of anyone offering a replacement, but if they did you'd void your warranty and you might break something else in the process.

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