Apple Pro Speakers and PCs

cantthinkofone

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Jul 25, 2004
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Will the Apple Pro speakers that came with the old imacs work on a pc? i really like them and would really like to have a pair for my windows computer.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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No, because the have the special plug for iMac G4's and PowerMacs like my Quicksilver.

There may be an adapter somewhere, but it's not worth it.
 

Gordy

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May 22, 2005
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They won't work as they draw power from the connector as well as the audio signal and only macs provide that type of connection.

You can get adapters I belive griffin do one but they are very expensive.
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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The Griffin adapter is iFire. It requires a 6-pin FireWire port for power, but the audio in is actually a standard audio jack. An iPod charger can be used for power if the PC only has 4-pin FW or none at all. This is all a bit pricey unless you really, really like those speakers.
 

Muskie

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Dec 1, 2003
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Hey iMeowbot, I was gonna give my Pro speakers to my friend and get an iFire, but her laptop only has a 4pin firewire. Would a 6 to 4 pin firewire cable do the trick?
 

homerjward

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May 11, 2004
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Muskie said:
Hey iMeowbot, I was gonna give my Pro speakers to my friend and get an iFire, but her laptop only has a 4pin firewire. Would a 6 to 4 pin firewire cable do the trick?
no, because 4-pin firewire doesnt provide power (that's what the extra 2 pins are for). like iMeowbot said, you could use an ipod power brick for the power connection i guess.
 

Muskie

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Dec 1, 2003
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homerjward said:
no, because 4-pin firewire doesnt provide power (that's what the extra 2 pins are for). like iMeowbot said, you could use an ipod power brick for the power connection i guess.

ah, ok thanks anyway.