I have bunch of broken iMacs that I got from a school auction and I parted them out for moolah. But I decided to keep the round ball-like speakers for whatever reason. Well today I got a great idea. How about I put all 12 speakers together and make a huge speaker? I hooked up one and it could handle my stereo system pretty well and the sound was great. Imagine 12x that.
just remember to put the correct amplifier in the enclosure, and build that enclosure with the right materials, and with the right divisions; I bet google has about a zillion sites with "how-to's" for speakers. Good luck, and keep us posted!
Just FYI, those old iMac speakers are made by Harman Kardon. Thats why they sound as good as they do. A colleague inteded to try and rig a surround system using a pile of them. I don't think he ever got very far.
Personally I don't think it's worth the work. Those little speakers are meant as computer speakers, and aren't going to sound good at all for music. Quality not quantity.
Who knows, with a good amp? I think I'm going to put my subwoofer in an imac case just for kicks!
>Mac mini PPC / 1.42 Ghz / 1GB RAM / 74.41GB 4200rpm 2.5" / Airport + Bluetooth / 10.4.7 / 20.1" LG widescreen >G4 400 PPC / 20 gig / 768MB RAM / ZIP drive / 10.4.7 /17" apple SD / Back up system >Powerbook Titanium 1Ghz / 40GB / 512MB RAM / mashed up and waiting for a good mod! >Macintosh SE/30
I was always quite fond of the boot chime I from my MDD. It sounded big, booming and impressive. Thats why I don't like the G5s. Small, tinny and laughable in comparison. I can see why they did it (if you are a Pro user and you want any kind of sound from one, chances are you will get external speakers anyway), but imagine you spend a couple of grand on your huge shiny beast, set it up, press the power button and it sounds like more like a Gameboy than a PowerMac.
My old PowerBook G4 12" actually has better speakers (to my ears) with more bass than my MacBook Pro 15.4". What gives? That, in my opinion, is one of Apple's greatest failings. Built-in speaker quality should be near the top of the list pf priorities during the design process for a company so focused on aubible media.
For the record, I hated the iMac Rev. B speakers.
Cheers! :-) - JediJoker
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