iMac Speakers

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mtnDewFTW, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey guys, I have a question about the 27" iMac speaker design.
    Recently I noticed that when there was something covering the middle area of my iMac (where the RAM tray is) the sound doesn't change at all.
    So, my question is, is there a speaker in there, or does the iMac only have the speakers on the left and right side and none in the middle?

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I think it is just left and right. I'm not sure but I don't think theres a subwoofer in there.
  3. mtnDewFTW thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I doubt there's a sub in there, or at least one that you would notice. I mean, for internal speakers, these are okay. I was thinking of buying new ones. But not really rushing it right now.

    Only reason I noticed this was when I used Oovoo a little while ago, and out of nowhere, my speakers start to make the loudest scratching noise, so I thought I should check them out and make sure that everything works well. And I guess everything's fine. So I can't really notice any difference right now. But yeah.. I don't recommend using Oovoo lol. Unless you wanna get your speakers blown out.
  4. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Just the Left and Right. They can produce bass, but no subwoofer.

    Per the iMac's specs page -
    Built-in stereo speakers
    Two internal 17-watt high-efficiency amplifiers
    Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
    Audio line in/optical digital audio input (minijack)
    Built-in microphone
    Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

  5. Mr Freezetag macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I would recommend at least upgrading to a simple 2.1 setup. You can get quality units on amazon for under $80 and having new speakers and a sub, even one's that aren't that powerful makes a world of a difference.
  6. yzc717 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    I am using the Logitech Z-2300, handles basic daily listening pretty well.

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