iMac 24" internal speakers and headphones @ same time.. HOW?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shoulin333, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    well i love the clarity of the internal speakers, but they need help in the bass department, and i have a sub i want to hook up to the headphone jack..

    but when i do that the internal speakers quit working (as they normally should)

    so my question is ... is there a way to get both "outputs" working at once? cuz i would really like to hookup just the sub and not have to have any external speakers on my desk.

    thanks in advance
  2. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

    Leon Kowalski

    Sep 20, 2007
    Gondwanaland Reunification Front HQ
    YES and NO.

    YES: The hardware could do it -- because the "startup gong" always
    comes from the internal speakers, even if headphones are plugged in.

    NO: Neither Tiger nor Leopard seem to provide any way of driving the
    internal speakers while there's a plug inserted in the headphone jack.

    ...nothin' in TheRuleBook sez it has to make sense,

  3. shoulin333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    hrm ya im stumped... maybe i will just hide the speakers behind the imac :(

    works for now i guess, im just really going for the simple look

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