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    Question Can I put external speakers on a eMac
    I want to put some «real» speakers on my eMac. Nothing very powerful, but I know that there is only a connection for headphone. Can I put something like that : (http://www.futureshop.ca/prodlink.as...S10055036&L=EN) or I'll have to check for something specific?
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    You call those real speakers? You'll have to spend a little more than $40 to get real, good quality speakers. But if you want 5.1 then I belive you'll have to buy an external sound device that connects via USB.
    You would be able to use 2.1 with the basic 3.5mm headphone jack though.
    My speakers (what I'd call real speakers): http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...56846?v=glance

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    I'm sure you have to buy something like this to get your speakers to work
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/pro...imic/index.php
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    Though that wont support 5.1

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    This one supports 5.1, also from Griffin:
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/pro.../techspecs.php

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    thats more than he wanted to spend for "speakers". i'll tell you right now that you will not regret putting down a little more for some quality speakers, its amazing how much a little bit more money can make such a huge difference.

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    Thanks for all your advices! Now i know that I'll probably have to buy a USB device...
    By the way I call those «real» speakers, not because there are good or powerfull! I call them «real» just because there's only two mini speakers on a eMac.

    Thanks you all!
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    Any 2.1 speakers will work w/ the eMac via the headphone jack.
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    I'd stick with 2.1 for a few reasons:

    1. No need for a USB device = more money to spend on better speakers
    2. 2.1 speakers are generally cheaper than 5.1 so you will be able to get better quality for a better price
    3. You'll only need 5.1 for a home entertainment system that you'll want to watch a lot of movies on, if this is the case then the eMac doesn't really have the screen for that kind of thing anyway.

    Trust me, go for quality over quantity, after all, isnt that why you're with Mac in the first place?

    Have a look at Harman/Kardon Soundsticks II, I'm still totally impressed by these speakers and love them to bits, if they're a little too expensive, go for the JBL Creatures if you can, a little less power and not quite up to the standard of the soundsticks but for their price they are very good quality speakers. You'll do good to find speakers of the same or better quality for the same price.

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    I love my Klipsch's. They're a great brand.

    If your into huge bass, get these.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.25.7.11.4.3

    I have them. They're terrific; As a DJ, I am a huge speaker person. I love them.
    DJ Lee

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    Hum another question about speakers on eMac .... if I buy a 5.1 speakers set and a usb adapter will it work? Do the sound card of my eMAc will be ok for that?.....
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    The external adapter should be recognised as a different sound device and that would obviously be compatible so you'll have no problems there. Let us know why you get! (or plan to get)

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