Bose Speakers

Titus

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Nov 8, 2009
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I have some Bose speakers that I used with my Dell system. My Imac 27 just arrived Friday and I tried to just plug them in but they didn't work. I'm new to Mac but love it so far. I installed Parallels 5, Windows 7 and the Windows-based software that I need for teaching but I really want better sound than what comes with the Imac.

Solutions? I'm willing to buy different speakers because I have another system that will need speakers. Since I'm doing all my music on the Mac, it seems like I should get some better quality sound.

Thanks for any tips, succestions.

Kim
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Make sure your output settings are set to line out and not internal speakers. Macs don't need special speakers.
 

Titus

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Nov 8, 2009
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When I open Utilities and select Audio MIDI Setup, it doesn't show the speakers...only the internal ones. So there's nothing to select.
 

Titus

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Nov 8, 2009
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I've done both. When I click on the sound it gives me a menu:
Output Device (grayed out)
Internal Speakers (checked)
Input Device (grayed out)
Internal microphone
Line in (checked
Sound Preferences.

When go to sound preferences I don't get an option to change the speakers from internal to external.
 

Titus

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I called Apple Support and they think it's a hardware problem. I wish I had tried the speakers before I installed parallels and all my software. The nearest Apple Repair is an hour away.
 

Titus

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I actually have Harmon Kardon speakers for one of my PCs. They are good but I prefer Bose for music.
 

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