Wanna buy it back lindmar? LOL I am *hopefully* getting a USB audio preamp thingy anyway. I like the JBL creatures and I almost bought them in Detroit the other day. $99US with exchange and 5% tax made them an attractive deal but I put them on the Christmas list so free is even better.
They have to be heard to be believed. The first month I spent with mine, was spent researching ways to quiet it down. They're also known as 'wind tunnels'. If you haven't already, have a look at G4 Noise for more info.
That said, if you put the CPU on the floor or so it's not right ontop of you, it's not as bad.
She who laughs last -- probably made a back-up.
The last of the six (depending on how you count them) Mac G4 series featured chrome doors on its dual optical drive bays.
There were quite a few different G4 models introduced - most people don't know just how many there were. FWIW - here is a concise list of the different G4 issues (not including the different processor speeds and combos of each issue)
Lindmar, I had two MDD 1.25s. Both had bad interference on the built-in audio - worse than my old B&W G3 - and louder fans. The built-in audio on our PowerBook replacement is much better. In the remaining MDD I use an audio card. Don't get me wrong - I think this is a great computer - unfortunately, Apple did a poor job with the sonic aspects of this design. They addressed these issues with the G5.
__________________ Mini 2.3 Quad-i7 / 16GB / 750GB 7200rpm
MBP 17" 2.66 Dual-i7 / 8GB ram/ 2 x 500GB 7200rpm
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here is a really cheap (like me) solution I came up with for isolating the Mac; in this case - a B&W. i simply put the computer in the closet and made the shelving so that it channels cool air into the compartment while hot air is piped out. It uses only the Mac's built-in fan(s) to keep air circulating and has worked for several years without a hitch even on the hottest summer days - even with the new MDD - although I had to put in a proper door and wire an extra fan into the exhaust duct. Another bonus is that the computer chassis never gathers dust! My Macs insides stay squeaky clean - and they are also very easy to access (for servicing or upgrading) while the CD/DVD trays also remain accessible.
I have a pair of Logitech X-220's from Canada Computers
They are listed for $29.99 cad at the moment and work great with my eMac.
I'm thinking of getting a second set for my Sawtooth. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Mac Mini 2.4, Apple TV1 & TV2, iPod 4th gen, Apple iPad Mini...
The future is one of my favourite past times.
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Re: loudness - I got the free power supply update from Apple so my computer is now quiet except I have 4 drives in it which can make it noisier so I put the three drives to sleep and leave my main one going only.
Maybe you got lucky and the seller upgraded the power supply.
My Mac stuff:
Desktop: MacPro 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon DP, 4GB RAM
Laptop: 17" 2.8 Ghz Macbook Pro, Matte screen
iPods: too many!
" ... old soundblaster 16 ISA sound card on my pc, which probably doesn't sound any better that the audio on a MDD ..."
Ouch! If I owned a Mac that sounded that bad I would probably sue somebody
Built-in Audio isn't the last word in DA converters, but it's not that bad, especially for playback (recording quality is the main shortfall on pre-G5 PPC Macs).
Those old SB cards often tested out at 9 or 10 bit resolution (on 16 bit files) before they became unglued (54-60 dB S/N). The MDD can probably resolve 14 bits cleanly (ie 82 dB S/N of a possible 96 dB).