New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

How to add speakers to iMac?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
tadd5181

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 153
tadd5181 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OS X v. 10.6.5

tadd5181 is offline
I have some good speakers left over from my PC and I want to add them to my iMac. They produce better sound than the speakers on the iMac. How do I do that? I have plugged them into the iMac, but nothing happens.
QUOTE Thanks
MacDude121

 
MacDude121's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posts: 1,416
MacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram

MacDude121 is offline
System Preferences > Sound > Output > Select external speakers if they show up.
QUOTE Thanks
tadd5181

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 153
tadd5181 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OS X v. 10.6.5

tadd5181 is offline
I have some good speakers left over from my PC and I want to add them to my iMac. They produce better sound than the speakers on the iMac. How do I do that? I have plugged them into the iMac, but nothing happens.
QUOTE Thanks
roflitskyle

 
roflitskyle's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 23, 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 544
roflitskyle has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook Unibody 13" 150 GB HDD

roflitskyle is offline
Go into System Preferences then to the Sound option. See if you speakers are selected as your sound output.
QUOTE Thanks
MacDude121

 
MacDude121's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posts: 1,416
MacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of lightMacDude121 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram

MacDude121 is offline
I already answered your question that in an identical thread that you made.... Why double post?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,508
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
@tadd5181

Do not cross post or double post. Your post was answered once already.

Posts have been merged together.
QUOTE Thanks
tadd5181

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 153
tadd5181 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OS X v. 10.6.5

tadd5181 is offline
I did not intentionally "double post" My post did not show up there when I checked. So I thought someone had decided I had tried to post the question in the wrong place, and therefore I tried this one.
QUOTE Thanks
tadd5181

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 153
tadd5181 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OS X v. 10.6.5

tadd5181 is offline
In fact, I just went back there and it is STILL not there!!
QUOTE Thanks
tadd5181

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 153
tadd5181 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OS X v. 10.6.5

tadd5181 is offline
I went to where you all suggested and only "internal speakers, built in" shows. So how do I get my other speakers to show up there?
QUOTE Thanks
roflitskyle

 
roflitskyle's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 23, 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 544
roflitskyle has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook Unibody 13" 150 GB HDD

roflitskyle is offline
Make sure your external speakers are plugged in when you got o Sound Options.
QUOTE Thanks
mattg3

 
Member Since: Dec 05, 2010
Posts: 50
mattg3 is on a distinguished road

mattg3 is offline
I have my speakers plugged into headphone jack and preference shows sound output as headphones but speakers work fine.Is this right?
QUOTE Thanks
tadd5181

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 153
tadd5181 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac OS X v. 10.6.5

tadd5181 is offline
Got the speakers plugged in and all is fine...thanks
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,688
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is online now
Did you plug them into the right port? It's possible that you plugged it into the input port.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Personal Twitter
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Cannot empty trash, error -36 | Address book disappeared... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
New IMac 27 - want to add additional Monitor mx27 Apple Desktops 0 01-08-2011 10:40 PM
External Speakers w iMac G5 mac57 Apple Desktops 3 11-04-2009 02:16 AM
What are good speakers for iMac? pastle Switcher Hangout 8 08-10-2007 08:35 PM
New Imac 17" - 512mb, I want to add a 1gb chip...ok? murfman89 Apple Desktops 2 07-28-2006 12:40 AM
Speakers for my iMac? RGertner Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 02-28-2006 11:02 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?