Resolved "BassJumped" my PowerBook and Clamshell (os9)

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  1. bobesch, May 3, 2019
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    bobesch macrumors 65816

    bobesch

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    The BassJump-subwoofer is one of my favorite and most used gadgets for all kind of intel-MacBooks.
    It's driver-software basicly combines internal speakers with the USB-subwoofer.
    Sitting in front of a MacBookPro gives you a nice stereo-audio experience with that combination of internal speakers plus subwoofer.
    And the BassJump is easy to attach with no need for extra power-supply.

    Tonight I've tried to create a combined audio-device on my PowerBook, but I couldn't get internal speakers work together with the USB-attached BassJump.
    Since the BassJump alone did even sound better than the inbuild speakers of the PowerBook (pretty much like a normal speaker, after I started to fiddle with the iTunes-Equalizer) it's now an easy to attach external (mono) speaker for the PowerBook too.

    Maybe anyone could help to find out, how to combine the BassJump with the internal speakers to get some extra kind of stereo ?

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  2. Project Alice macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds like a good device to use for a G4 cube for those who are in need of an audio device for one
     
  3. bobesch, May 3, 2019
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    Good point!
    Made me go for a try on my Clamshell/os9.
    And voilà! BassJump does work with os9 too - simply by Plug&Play! :rolleyes:
    Sound is not too bad - at least for my old and distressed ears ...
    OK, Soundsticks are a better and more stylish - but BassJump is my favorite for a lot of occasions, because it needs only one USB-cable to get the whole thing running.
    Finally a nice option for all kind of PPC.
    Got my bunch of BassJumps 2nd hand for about 20-30 bucks each - but that's 1-2y ago ...

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  4. Amethyst1, May 5, 2019
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    It seems creating a multi-output device (what you want) requires a newer version of Mac OS X.

    However, here's an idea since you have Airfoil: Launch both Airfoil and Airfoil Satellite on your PowerBook, and have Satellite receive audio from Airfoil. Then, in Airfoil's Preferences, set "Play Computer Audio Through: Built-in Speakers" and in Satellite's Preferences, set "Local Playback Through: BassJump". This basically creates a sort of loopback connection.

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    As a disclaimer, I'll say that this doesn't work for me on El Capitan and there might be an audible delay between the two sources (which you don't want when both are close to each other) as there is when I have Airfoil stream audio to Satellite via Wi-Fi.

    Alternatively, http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wta/ may be worth a look as it can combine several inputs to one output - maybe it also works the other way round.
     
  5. bobesch thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, the Airfoil-way in general is just the way I like to tinker with :rolleyes:, but if/since creation of a "multi-output-device" isn't possible I'm pretty fine now to use the BassJump as a stand-alone speaker. It's not just a subwoofer but a full range speaker and only needs iTunes Equalizer to adapt settings on a PPC both with OS X and os9.
    (A pity they became pretty rare/expensive recently, but I'd always go for one, if there's an occasion ...)
    That ambrosia-thing is definitely something I'm going to give a chance of a test-drive ... Thanks!
     
  6. Amethyst1 macrumors 6502

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    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...wo-sound-output-devices.907388/#post-12303897 has another solution.

    Soundflower 1.4.3 (last for PPC): https://storage.googleapis.com/goog....google.com/soundflower/Soundflower-1.4.3.dmg

    Soundflower creates a virtual audio device you tell OS X to output audio to, and then you use two copies of LineIn running simultaneously – one of them routes Soundflower to the internal speakers, the other routes it to the BassJump. This works because Soundflower shows up as an input device which LineIn happily attaches to.
     
  7. bobesch, May 6, 2019
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    Gorgeous, works like a charm - YMMD!
    Here's a screenshot, that gives an overview about all settings.
    Basically it's the solution to combine all sort of speakers that share the same audio-card.
    (though it doesn't come close to the BassJump-experiance on intel-books)
    Many thanks!!!

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