One pair of speakers, need to use with TV & Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Eyedn, May 10, 2009.

  1. Eyedn macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    So, i have a pair of harman kardon soundsticks and would really like to use them with both my tv and my mac (they are side by side) however there is only one analog 3.5mm jack from the soundsticks, what would be the best thing to use? I tried searching but no luck im afraid. Would really appreciate some help, thanks.
  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
  3. Eyedn thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    Awesome! Thanks for your help, now just need to find these cables in UK.
  4. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    I would not recommend using a splitter to connect two devices to one set of powered speakers. The reason? It is a bad idea to connect two outputs together. If you use a splitter, the TV output and the computer output would be tied together. If you do this, you are asking to damage one or both of the output amplifier sections.

    If you want to use one pair of powered speakers for two different sources, you should either get an A/B box (allows you to select one source or the other, but not both) or a mixer (which would allow you to listen to both at the same time).

    Once again, it is a bad idea to connect two outputs together.

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