Dual Apple Studio Displays w/ Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Graphic&WebGuy, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Graphic&WebGuy macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    Ok so right now, I'm currently running an old school acrylic Apple Studio flat panel Display with my Mac Mini desktop. As most of you may know, this monitor requires the ADC to DVI adapter since it only has one wire connect and no power supply.

    My question is...well I have another spare Apple Studio Display with ADC to DVI adapter and want to run Dual Apple Studio Displays with my Mac Mini. Can I do this? I know there is some sort of box you can get for plugging in 2 monitors or something. What do you recommend? And if I get this "box connection thing" will I even need that second ADC to DVI adapter? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    For those who aren't familiar with the monitor I am referring to, here is a pic:

  2. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2009
    to convert the ADC from the monitor to DVI requires a aprox. $100 converter. You would have to buy 2 of them to convert each monitors ADC to a DVI signal. I think you would be better off investing in a new monitor.
  3. Graphic&WebGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    I don't think you are understanding...I already have the Apple Studio ADC monitor hooked up to my Mac Mini via the Apple ADC-DVI adapter. What I am wanting to do is ADD a second Apple Studio ADC monitor, which I already have this extra monitor and a second ADC-DVI adapter, to have Dual Monitors. I just want the extra space because I am a Graphic and Web designer. Thanks for your time.

    P.S. The image I provided is my setup, so you can see that I already have (1) Apple Studio Display with my Mac Mini.
  4. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2009
    oh, okay sorry about that. I think theres a product called matrox dual head2go: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/
    You can get VGA and DVI versions of it, and it splits the DVI/VGA into 2 of them. You could then use the ADC to DVI to plug the ADC from the monitor into the DVI of the matrox dualhead2go. I am not sure if this would work, because you would be using an adaptor to split the DVI, then another 2 adaptors to connect the ADC monitors.
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Which version of Mac Mini is this? I know the most recent one has two video out ports, but if that's not your model, the device recommended above will work.
  6. Graphic&WebGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    Yea, my Mac Mini is NOT the most recent one with the two video ports. Mine is the version before that. So you are sure the product listed above will work for me? Will I need both of my ADC to DVI adapters or can I just plug both of the monitors ADC plugs directly into the product that he posted the link about.

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