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  1. #1

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    Sep 13, 2008
    Simultaneous use of headphones and internal speakers
    Recently purchased an iMac and have it interfaced to a multiroom Russound audio solution through the audio headphone output.

    Does anyone know a way to config the system to operate the internal and headphone jack simultaneously?

  2. #2

    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    You could try disabling the speaker cutout switch just inside the audio-out port, but it means opening up your iMac. Another way is to solder in a splitter, but that too is an 'inside job'.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 31, 2010
    On a 2010 iMac the startup sound comes through the internal speakers even with an optical cable in the headphone/digital output socket.

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    the awakening's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 01, 2011
    North Jersey
    Mid 2010 27" iMac 2.8GHz i5, 4GB, 1TB HDD, 1GB Radeon HD 5750
    I am looking to do the same with mine except have larger speakers connected instead of headphones. I searched the internet when I first got my iMac but I didn't find a solution. Here's to hoping that changes.

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    Member Since
    Feb 05, 2011
    you could if you use a airport display and use airplay might not be what your looking for just a idea

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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC
    i know its expensive, but an audio interface would allow that.
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  7. #7

    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2010
    Its not available but it should be.A pain to have to keep your external speakers powered on when doing simple computer stuff.

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