Extra speakers

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  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I've got a set of these Logitech Z-5500 speakers on my Mac Pro 2008. What would be the easiest way to run a 2nd set of speakers off this machine? I want to run speakers right to the other side of the house. So would be thinking about a cheaper wired alternative to these. I'm currently using the optical out for the z-5500s, could I simultaneously use the headphone jack?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    You can't use the headphone jack at the same time.

    You could use a splitter, but that would decrease the 5.1 capabilities.

    You could buy an external sound card and then run wires.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    You can use the headphone jack on the side of the Z-5500 control pod but that'll disable the input from it's speakers.
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks for the replies. I like the sound of a splitter on my optical out, as I wouldn't mind losing the 5.1. Can anyone recommend one?
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    I've used a similar (3 instead of 2) version of this.
     
  6. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks, I'll try a similar splitting the audio that way.

    If I run an audio wire 20 metres to a set of speakers, do I need an amp?
     

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