Add a subwoofer to 24" LED Cinema Display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DAlba, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. DAlba macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to add a subwoofer without disabling the built-in speakers. Seems like the old USB HK i-Sub would be the perfect solution but I see its no longer supported in Leopard. I just want to enhance the low-end sound without having to use a complete external 2.1 speaker system. Any ideas?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    You'd be much better off getting a complete 2.1 system. you already said that it sucks so why hang on to the 2 channel audio built in?
     
  3. DAlba thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah they don't suck I was just referring to lack of low-frequency sound. I would rather not clutter my desk with 2.1 speakers.
     
  4. naid macrumors regular

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    Harman/Kardon used to make the iSub, a USB-powered subwoofer with iMacs in mind. It is now discontinued but you can still find it on eBay.

    I would also recommend getting up-to-date external speakers. Maybe not even 2.1, there are very good 2.0 systems out there.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The iSub is what you are looking for.
    New speakers are what you want.

    There was a hack for the G5 iMac on Tiger that you could play both through the audio and through the 3.5mm out. Just a matter of terminal code. But really the iSub is not the best option, given the price, lack of warranty, reliability (it's really hit and miss with Harman) and overall sound - you are way better with a 2.1 system.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Clearly the OP suggested that he/she wanted more low-end sound in addition to the 24" LED Display.
     
  8. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    get a new set of 2.1 and hang the speakers on ur wall if you dont want to clutter ur desk lol
     

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