How do I hook up my AudioEngine A5's to iMac for best quality?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hoosierxhoosier, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. hoosierxhoosier macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    I just ordered AudioEngine A5's. I am not sure if these speakers are wired or wireless. I know that they can use airport express, but I don't need that. I want to get the best possible sound, so how do I hook them up to the iMac to ensure this? Thank you!!! I am just really a noob to computer systems!
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    They are most definitely wired!

    Yes the line out ti the speaker's line in should work with no problem (as long as you select the line out in System Preferences->Sound).
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    There is no option for hookup. You only have a 3.5mm input so you're forced to use the line out on the iMac. The only downside to these monitors is no digital input with a high quality DAC.
  4. MarcusWeaver macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hooking up my Audioengine A5's to my imac via Audioengine W1

    Having problems with the above set up. Do I need to run Airfoil to stream across to the speakers via W1?

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