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I have a Gateway pc with bass and 2 desktop spks
Can I connect these spks to my mac ?
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Speakers are speakers. Of course.

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What brand and model are the speakers? What plugs do they use to plug into the computer?
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Boston spks desktop plug into bass base plugs into back of pc with spkr jacks
Im sorry I dont know the tech word (they are round like stereo jacks
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How many plugs are there to plug into the computer? If it's just one green plug, plug it into the headphone jack on the Mac.
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If they are the thin silver-looking connectors, those are 3.5mm jacks. Is that a somewhat green color? If so, then you can directly plug that into the audio jack on the MacBook Pro. The bass (subwoofer) is connected through your speakers, not your MB Pro.

I'm guessing that the bass plugs into your electrical wall outlet, connect your speakers to the bass, then there is a single wire with a green end (with the small silver connection I described). Plug that into your MB Pro and your speakers and bass (subwoofer) will be fully functional.

Sorry for my lack of technical terms as well, I do not remember a lot about audio cables

Hope this helps you out.

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There is a green and a pink
The green pic is spkr and mic the pink is spkr
I unhooked the pink and it still works
!!! Will hooking this system into my mac harm it
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I have a IMAC 10.6
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The reason I said what I did was because I just assumed that since he was/is using a Gateway computer, that he wasn't using special studio monitors or any kind of interface with a bi-wired configuration or any other fancy deal. His last answer summed up the obvious though.

No, it will not harm your Mac in any way. But one question, are you able to just remove the chord from the speakers and use just a single chord (one you'd buy at Radioshack) instead of that split one? If so, then it's fine.

It would be helpful if you could post a photo of these speakers, too.

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I should be able to use just 1 chord,
I will send pic b4 I do
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You dont need to worry about it . it wont create problem. first check if there any power surge. it may create problem
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