iMac Internal Speakers & External Soundsticks RUNING AT THE SAME TIME ?

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  1. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

    CHSeifert

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    Is this possible ?

    I want to use both my external and internal iMac 27 speakers, when listening to music.

    Is that possible at all ?!?

    OSx Lion & Leopard
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can't use internal and external speakers simultaneously. However, you can use internal or external speakers simultaneously with remote speakers, using AirTunes. If you have an AirPort Express, just plug your external speakers into that and select "Multiple Speakers" from the iTunes speaker selection menu.
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Now why would you want to do that? It makes no sense at all.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    More speakers = more sound.
     
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    CHSeifert thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would like to use the iMac internal speakers as sort of center speaker
    and my two Soundsticks as the 2 frontspeakers - in a 3 way surroundsetup :)

    Hope it can be done !!

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    You've got it ;)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Using the method I described, you can get sound from all 4 speakers. However, it will not be a true surround sound setup, as the sound will still be only 2 channels.
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    That still makes no sense at all. More sound does not mean more quality.


    As for using the iMac speakers as a center channel, I'd personally advice against it. The iMac's speakers are of such a horrible quality that you'd do more to ruin your soundstage than do good with it. Properly spaced and positioned, the two soundsticks should give you a good enough soundstage. If you're after louder sound, then I don't know why you bought multimedia speakers in the first place. You could have gotten a decent pair of canadian bookshelf speakers like psb or energy and t-amp for under 300usd.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's why I said more speakers = more sound (not more quality). I'm not suggesting that it's the ideal solution or that it's an audiophile's dream, but it does make sense that someone would want sound coming from more speakers. I agree that the internal speakers aren't of high quality, but there are cases for using four speakers instead of two.
     

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