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I want to get some more powerful speakers for the emac (1ghz model). Which speakers are compatible, or should any work with a seperate power supply?

I really like the small round apple speakers that came with the last generation imac, but as these are self-powered, would they work?

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No, the apple pro speakers (little round ones) have a proprietary connection that can only be found in the newer iMacs and maybe the G5's? I can't remember but definitly not the eMacs. However for $40 extra you can buy Griffins iFire to use the pro speakers on any computer:
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i own the JBL Creatures and i love them

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the jbl creature speakers are not that good, you pay for the looks, not sound, I had them, but ditched em and kept my g4 cube speakers(similiar to apple pro, but usb powered). the sound sticks and also klipshe speakers are great sound and price.
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No, the apple pro speakers (little round ones) have a proprietary connection that can only be found in the newer iMacs and maybe the G5's? I can't remember but definitly not the eMacs. However for $40 extra you can buy Griffins iFire to use the pro speakers on any computer:
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/ifire/
The only Macs that had this connector (and the needed build-in amplifier) are the iMac G4 and the PowerMac G4 starting from the Digital Audio.

The Harman Kardon Soundsticks II are very good, great sound and cool design.
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i just bought this: Philips PSC805/17 Aurilium 5.1-Channel External Sound Processor off of amazon (link that probably wont work: amazon.com )

on the same page is a set of logitech x-530 5.1 speakers that i own and use and they are really nice. i have them set up with a y-adapter out of my headphone jack, but i am looking for more accurate 5.1 sound so im going with the above mentioned unit to hopefully get some nice sound

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i just bought this: Philips PSC805/17 Aurilium 5.1-Channel External Sound Processor off of amazon (link that probably wont work: amazon.com )

on the same page is a set of logitech x-530 5.1 speakers that i own and use and they are really nice. i have them set up with a y-adapter out of my headphone jack, but i am looking for more accurate 5.1 sound so im going with the above mentioned unit to hopefully get some nice sound

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The only benefit of 5.1 would be for watching DVD movies...for anything else, a 2.1 system is good enough...
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I had the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers recently. They sound great, but the stock speaker cables suck. I traded them in for the Logitech Z-2300 system. The Logitech system sounds very good too, and cost less than the Klipsch I had before. Both the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and Logitech Z-2300 are THX certified, making them good choices for watching DVD's.
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Thanks everyone for the input So, basically, I can use any speaker that is not self powered? Thanks also for the suggestions, taking a looksy now.
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