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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 09:34 PM   #1
 
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I was wondering if anyone knows if the apple pro speakers or the sound sticks w/ isub are compatible with a Powerbook g3 (pismo)? Also did apple produce different versions of these speakers or are the same original speakers that came out a couple of years back.

Finally, if they are compatible, and someone is interested in selling theres I would be in the market for them.
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 10:45 PM   #2
 
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I do not believe that they are as the iSubs have a digital input on them and the powerbook G3's have an analog input
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Old Sep 16th, 2003, 03:55 PM   #3
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I thought the iSub was USB powered?
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Old Sep 16th, 2003, 07:44 PM   #4
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The iSubs should work on the Powerbook if it is USB compatible..

The Pro speakers will not work, you need one of those special plugs for the Pro speakers..

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Old Sep 16th, 2003, 09:05 PM   #5
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I can't say anything about the SoundSticks but the Pro Speakers won't work, as a) they are powered by an amplifier within the Mac they're made for (iMac, G4 Tower etc), and b) the minijack is a proprietary design.

But... this can power Pro Speakers and allow them to get an audio signal from a Mac not equipped with the proprietary Pro Speaker jack and internal amplifier. It gets its audio signal through the computer's USB port. Can't vouch for it personally but I've seen it discussed a lot on various boards with positive comments. I don't know if this device can power both the Pro Speakers and supply the iSub with a bass signal at the same time.

The iSub has its own power supply (e.g. a "brick") and is considered self-powered (as opposed to being powered by the computer as, say, a mouse or keyboard is); it get its bass signal through a Mac's USB port however.

Do you really have your mind set on Pro Speakers & an iSub? Why not look at a Harman Kardon Champagne SE set? They've got a different kind of cool factor but they are supposed to be better than a standard Pro Speaker / iSub setup. This particular model is on sale at Future Shop right now, and the price is right around what you'd pay for a new iSub alone. FYI, the FutureShop website has a typo - "Champagnese".

In any case, I've got Pro Speakers & an iSub connected to my iMac and it's a great setup. They won't "rock the house" however they're more than adequate for listening at normal volume, and they are fine for gaming. However there can be issues with the iSub from time to time; it doesn't get recognized by the computer and has to be unplugged & plugged back in. Happens to me once in a blue moon but I can't say it's a major annoyance, really. I think a lot of USB audio devices can get a bit weird sometimes, whether Mac or uh, another platform.
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I recently got a set of Soundsticks for my B&W G3 (cheap at Future Shop - $100!) and I'm quite happy with them. They do seem to increase the likelyhood of the USB locking up and taking the mouse down with it! I use an ADB keyboard, so I can still use that.

They sound pretty good, but they look very cool. I'm not 100% happy with the USB issues, but I'll most likely continue to use them.
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Futureshop has soundsticks for $100? Ive been to three futureshops and all they have are ugly pc speaker things and JBL creatures, no soundsticks!
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They were on their website, but the price went back up to $300 shortly after.
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FYI - you can get the 3-peice speaker system for $275.00 CDN from the Harmon Multimedia web site, and by that I mean, it comes with the soundsticks and the matching iSub. Good deal!
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At $275, I doubt I would have bought them... At $100 they do have a enough "cool" factor to carry them...
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