Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 3:04 PM (in response to tekkster)
This one converts analog to digital:
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to Alcanara)
My HK first generation are fully operating !
Yes, it,is me again, but now with a little trick that was working so well for me and I would like to know if it works for you.
The first solution that was working for few months was with a old preference file from Leopard. But this solution stop working for me when I disconnect the power cord and never come back to work.
2nd solution; is SO simple and I hope it will work for you too. I let the HK unplugged for few days, like someone has already discuss... BUT the thing that works for me is....
With everything unplugged ( USB and Power Cord ), with my late iMac 2012 and Mountain Lion, open iTunes choose a song and let it play, plug the power and after the USB it will make a BIG noisy sound. Pull out the USB and put it back AND IT'S DONE. HK is back for a long time I hope.
Let me know if it works for you.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 6:39 AM (in response to tekkster)
I also have a pair of original harman kardon USB soundsticks, and I'd like to hook them up to my TV. After reading these posts I get the gist of the analog-to-digital conversion issues. However, I was wondering if this might be a solution:
my TV is a Samsung LCD 630 Series, 2010 model. One of the options for audio output is a digital audio optical cable...do you think that a digital audio optical-to- USB adapter would render these speakers operational?
thanks for your input.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 6:22 AM (in response to besswestern1)
YOU ARE NOT ALONE MY FRIENDS!! I have a pair of USB speakers that I don't want to get rid of...I bought a Mac and they didn't work on it so I almost tossed them....but, like you guys....did not want to get rid of em. I think they would work great in my garage when I am in there hanging out so I started started researching and found nada! I found this site today so after reading all the posts...I am going to try to cut the wire and connect the wires to a 3.5mm jack....someone mentioned this on a post somewhere...what do you think before I do this???
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to qbigfish)
Don't do it. Doesn't work. That USB cable carries digital data only. The digital data is then processed INSIDE the woofer, and converted to analog. Cutting the USB cable and attaching 3.5mm will not work because the 3.5mm carries analog.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to Alcanara)
Ithink it is better for to find a little cable USB female to mini jack that you can buy on several site from China for few dollars. Like this one but you can find a lot of cable on the net.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 7:54 PM (in response to tekkster)
Thanks...I will not try it. Glad I posted.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 7:55 PM (in response to Guywebmac)
I just bought one!!! Hope it works...I've been looking for one of these!!! You guys are awesome!!!