Sound output on MBP & best external speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by askywalker, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

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    2 audio questions:

    1) What do you recommend for external speakers? I'd like something that sounds nice (mostly music & personal video editing), is fairly small (needs to fit on my desk), and around $100 to $200. I heard the Z-10's are pretty good?

    2) I am nervous about my sound output on my new MBP (15" 2.4). I have a Cambridge Soundworks setup that I used with my Dell, but for some reason plugging my new MBP doesn't work. Same goes for a pair of boston acoustic speakers. On my windows desktop I need to choose the 'digital audio output only' in the sound setup to get the Boston Acoustics to work - so I tried looking for a similar option on the Mac. The cable looks like it should work - fits in the headphone jack right? No sound... Anything I can try? Is there some kind of breakout cable I should try?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Megatron macrumors regular

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    1) For a simple 2.1 system, I really like the Klipsch Promedia 2.1. You should be able to find them for $100-150.

    2) Do you have a simple pair of headphones? Try using that and see if you get any audio output from the MBP headphone jack first.
     
  3. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will check them out - thanks

    Headphones work fine. I am assuming it is something to do with the digital audio - since both of my speaker setups are digital. Is your Klipsch setup a digital or analog connection?
     
  4. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

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    The digital out on the MBP is optical only for digital audio. Otherwise you can only plug in a standard stereo miniplug(1/8in) for audio.
     
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