Hi all, <br><br>I used to be a MacEvangelist back in the day (1986-1989), but then i had to switch to PC, now finally i am coming back home and i am thinking on buying a mac. i have a simple question, is nothing that would deter me in coming back, just curious. How "good" is the audio system in the eMac 1.0 ( that's the one i am thinking on getting ), i mean, i have grown acustomed to great audio quality with my current ( SoundBlaster Audigy card ) sound solution and i wish to keep hearing the same quality of audio. Of course, having a mac is more important than the audio quality, still would be nice if i could "brag" that my audio experience is equal or better than the Sb Audiy. <br><br>Thanks for your patience and i am looking forward to walking staright and walking forward again in the trenches of Mac.<br><br>
I'm not sure about the eMac's sound. But if it's like any others..I think you can hook up some speakers to it. I have a pair of Cambridge Soundworks speakers (2) with the subwoofer and it sounds great!<br><br>BTW, when you mention eMac 1.0...Do you mean the first version?<br><br>
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#66283 - 05/20/0302:00 PMRe: Help in specs
Thanks all for the advice... i am sure that the mac has great audio as is, and i am hoping my speakers help me increase the quality of the audio (Altec Lansing 240 5.1), i am just glad to be coming back home.<br><br>
The thing to realize is that all of those spiffy sound blaster cards have lots of features and interfaces but in the end, provide the same 16-bit, 44 (or 48 kHz) audio as any other modern sound card, including the eMac. Considering that unless you do pro audio work, you won't have sound or music better than that, so it won't matter.<br><br>In other words, with good speakers, the eMac will sound great.<br><br>If you are an aspiring musician, there are plenty of pro cards, USB, and firewire devices that will work on the eMac and give you professional quality sound.<br><br>
The latest Consumrer Reports gave the eMac Combo a glowing rewiew. It was the only one to top all other brands in every category (except energy consumptions, but that was because it had a screen built in). Also, when comparing customer service, reliability and solved problems, Apple was the only one to get top ratings in any catefory and aced every one of those categories.<br><br>
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#66288 - 05/23/0303:04 PMRe: Help in specs
he said he had an audigy, most (all?) of which provide 5.1 sound (don't know what his AL 240 speakers are), and have system-wide modulation software (via EAX) built in. This is *nothing* like what the emac has built in, but as someone pointed out, the USB external sound card might work.<br><br>neye<br><br>
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