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by RadsRealm / July 5, 2010 4:59 AM PDT

For some insane reason, after so many years with an HP desktop, i foolishly decided to take the hook, and by an imac osx 10.6.4 2.66 ghz intel core 2 duo
2gb 1076 mhz ddr3 ram.
Can anyone help me with a way to improve the audio?? I use a logitech x540 5.1 speaker system which sounds AWSOME on my old hp, but sounds like @#$% on this mac. the store where i bought the mac suggested these speakers, said speakers i have no problem with. Before i throw this mac out the 2nd story window, anyone have any ideas??

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To save me the effort of finding out
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 5, 2010 8:31 AM PDT
In reply to: help?

whether these speakers are attached via USB, 3.5mm plug or an fiber optic, could you tell me?

The built in speakers on the iMac do a decent job. Is the sound from the internal speakers better than the sound from the external speakers?

In the System Preferences\Sound Preference pane, is the output set to the external speakers?


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by RadsRealm / July 6, 2010 5:40 AM PDT

they are plugged in through the headphone jack.

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(NT) And the answer to the other two questions?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 6, 2010 9:57 AM PDT
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other 2 questions
by RadsRealm / July 6, 2010 10:17 AM PDT

1) both sound tinny weak.
2)it is set to headphones, as that is the only option.

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If the sound is "tinny weak"
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 7, 2010 4:33 AM PDT
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and this machine is under warranty, I would suggest a trip to the local Apple store, if there is one near you or to the nearest Apple Authorized Service Provider

The sound from the internal speakers on an iMac is very good and would not be described as "Tinny weak"


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Thank You
by RadsRealm / July 7, 2010 6:24 AM PDT

Thanks for all the info.

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