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

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

  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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,

    LK
     
  3. shoulin333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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