Dell E2014H and Sound Bar AC511

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  1. Dezlboy macrumors regular

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    For her 89th b-day I'm replacing my Mom's eMac with new mac mini. Do you know if the Dell E2014H monitor is compatible (it should be, right?). And, if the Sound Bar AC511 is also.

    link to monitor http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&sku=320-9775

    The Sound Bar AC511 (that pairs with the monitor) is USB powered. And there is no other connection (like an audio jack). So, I don't know if this will work with a mini. The documentation only mentions Window Systems in the compatibility list.

    I am also looking at ViewSonic as they have built in speakers, but I am not sure if they will suffice. The speakers do not need to have any fidelity, but the mini speaker is not loud enough. At least my 2010 mini isn't. The reason for "built in" speakers is space consideration.

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Monitor is fine, the Mini comes with an HDMI > DVI adapter so that's all you'll need there.

    As for the sound bar, I'm not sure - I use the AX510 model but that's not USB, normal audio plug. I suspect the AC511 will work though.
     
  3. Dezlboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thx!! BTW: I posted a question about Monitors for Mac Mini in the Mac Peripherals forum, if interested…..deals with resolutions.
     
  4. Klack3er macrumors newbie

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    And did you already find out if the Soundbar works with Mac OS? Im interested in replacing my Thunderbolt Display with a Dell UP2414Q + the AC 511 Soundbar as well.

    Would be great if you could post your result if the Soundbar works or not? =)
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    The sound bar you listed has to be powered by a powered USB port. So maybe consider getting a USB3 powered hub for your Mini so you don't eat up a port.
     
  6. Dezlboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    All, I appreciate you advice. FYI, I ended up buying different monitor (not Dell)...
     
  7. Klack3er macrumors newbie

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    Okay, no problem! Still thx for your answer! i ordered the Dell display + soundbar today, so we will know soon if it all works ;)
     
  8. seps macrumors newbie

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    Any news?
     
  9. Klack3er macrumors newbie

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    Hey yes! I have the display and the soundbar some time now and both work just fine :) with 10.9.3 + the 4k dell display everything looks super nice and the colors are pretty great too! The soundbar works right out of the box as well, i just needed to plug it into my display and select it as the audio source in the os x settings. the sound quality is totally fine, i would say even more 'voluminous' then the thunderbolt display from apple that i used before. of course its no high end speaker like a dolby system or expensive pc speaker, but i didnt want some extra speakers + cables on my desk just for watching some movies, tv episodes or youtube while working on my mac. and for that the soundbar is absolutely perfect and can get very loud if u want it to!

    i would definitely buy the display + soundbar again
     
  10. Klack3er macrumors newbie

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    Yes the display and the soundbar work fine with mac os x :) its great!
     

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