Bose Speakers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Titus, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Titus macrumors member

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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
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Make sure your output settings are set to line out and not internal speakers. Macs don't need special speakers.
     
  3. Titus thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Look under the "Sound" tab of System Preferences. The icon is a little speaker thingy.
     
  5. playalistic macrumors regular

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    Or you can just option+click the speaker icon in the top right menubar to chose from available speakers.
     

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  6. Titus thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. Titus thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. partyBoy macrumors 68000

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    you need to buy harman kardon sound sticks 2--they are kick ass speakers for a MAC it's a 2.1 system with good bass
     

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  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I don't think that was the intention of this thread. If that was, Bose haters here we come...
     
  10. Titus thread starter macrumors member

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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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