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

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    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

    satcomer

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    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

    QuarterSwede

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    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

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    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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