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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth

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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth
    Hi guys, i know this may sound strange but I have two 24" Imacs, one 20" imac and a Mac Pro.

    Sometime out of work hours i get bored so like to play music whilst doing some admin and tidying up work and got wondering how awesome it would be to have surround sound in my studio only to realise that there may be a possibility i could use the other macs for their speakers only making a bluetooth environment.

    As silly as it may sound do you guys think this would be possible since the machines are all Bluetooth

    Thanks

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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth
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    Not sure Bluetooth will work since it tends to want to pair with one device in most situations rather than groups of devices. You might want to give Soundflower - Cycling 74 a try. I currently use it to pass audio from one of my Macs to another Mac on the network. Haven't tried it with more machines than that but it probably works.

    The version that I have has two small applications: Soundfly sender and Soundfly receiver. Once installed open the sender application on the Mac that will play the music/sound. Open the receiver application on the other Macs. I think I may have an older version but it should work.
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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth

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    Hey matey thanks for the reply.

    so basically what your saying is that you are able to do it though have tried between two macs only?

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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth
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    Right now the sound goes from one Mac to the other with no problem but it does not play on the Mac that is acting as the sender. I suspect that is because it needs the sound output set to Soundflower rather than the speakers. It should work though I hadn't thought to try it. I'll have to add it to my dying iBook to see if it works.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth

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    Im gona try tomorrow when i get time, let me know how you get on also

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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth

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    Slydude, did you have any luck with this

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    Can I use more than one Imac for surround sound via bluetooth
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    Haven't had a chance to test yet. The other Mac is apparently having some issues joining my network at the moment.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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