Well I was bored and seeing as how my good speakers are connected to the GOOD computer (G4) I decided to open up the guts of my G3 and see what I could do. I hate the tiny little internal speaker on the inside that produces bad mid-tones so that had to go :side: . Inside I pryed the blue speaker container from the case and snipped the wires close to the speaker. I then stripped the wires that had originally ran from the HD to the speaker, this is where the fun begins... :evil: My stereo system is also old but unlike my supercool G3 is crappy. SOoo I decided to "borrow" a speaker for experimentation. I connected this speaker to the speaker wires running from the hard drive. Keep in mind i had no idea of the wattage these wires provide, but the original speaker is 2W. apparently my crappy speaker system's is close to the same wattage. I soldered the wires together and ran the wire through the back of my case in a removed PCI slot plate. I then started up my computer and hoped that it would work. To my amazement it did infact and sounded beautiful compared to the original speaker. Now if I want to listen to a bit of music while working its not muffled by my table and myslef sitting infront of it, crystal clear sound and no regrets. :P
I'll see what I can do about a picture. I myself dont have a digital camera but if I can mooch off a friend. At last resort I'll get a disposable and scan it. Any feed back on this would be great. I've never seen or heard of this being done before but it is extremely useful especially if you're tired of your mac's speakers and want something new. I would be very shocked if this didnt work with G4's or G5's. I will keep you posted on any updates. :cheer: thanks.
keep in mind that my mod only gives one channell sound such as the original speaker does just with better quality. I have now set up my good speakers with this computer and use that speaker for system sounds. If anyone else wants to try this, it would be interesting to take apart a stereo speaker and install it internally like the original but move the startup buttons ect. so the speaker has a window out of the computer, the start up buttons ect could then be re-routed to the side panel of the computer. I would do so myself but I have very little tools or knowledge at my disposal. for anyone else this could be a project worth looking at. AUDIO-MAC? :P
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