Did the 2010 MBPs have subwoofers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by OldMacUser, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. OldMacUser macrumors member


    Jan 10, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Noticed on the tech spec page that the 2011 MBPs have "Stereo speakers with subwoofers" and wasn't sure if the older 2010 models had them. Tried to google for the MBP 6,2 tech specs but not successful.

    Just for curiosity's sake. Anyone?
  2. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    They did.
    Check out ifixit.com for full teardowns.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. ender land macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    My 2010 13" mbp does not play tones 100 Hz or lower.

    I was able to hear a 200 Hz tone, and am not sure about the range between 100 and 200 Hz, but definitely anything 100 Hz and lower was not audible (even though it should be audible at 100 Hz).
  5. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    you should be able to. I know the 2010 MBP 13 has at least one subwoofer.
  6. Miss Terri macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2010
    US East Coast
    As GGJstudios notes: Yes.

    Before I bought my 2010 MBP 13", I researched the differences between it and the 13" Macbook. There were a few more differences than people commonly mention, the speakers being one of them (no subwoofer on Macbook; yes on MBP).
  7. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I can't believe anyone else asked this question. I thought I was the only one wondering! I guess the subwoofers suck because I have never heard any rich bass sounds from this '10 MBP
  8. mac00l macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    Neither on 2011 13" model

    Just played this video which is a sound test.

    Using my MBP speakers the lowest range I could hear was 200Hz. Using my Klipsch S4 I could hear down all the way to 10hz (30hz was the last clearly hearable tho)

    Installing a just 200hz capable subwoofer in a computer feels like a waste to me
  9. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
    On my 2008 non unibody MBP I can hear down to 80hz properly, with the speakers up
  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Subwoofers? Oh please

    Has anyone looked at these? are they little ported jobbies, or just a dedicated lower freq driver? .

    One thing is for sure

    They don't work LOL

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