7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2008 8:34 PM by hfg1955
hfg1955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a relatively new 08 iMac desktop - love it - and the sound from the internal stereo speakers is pretty good. I would like to be able to add a subwoofer while keeping the internal speakers for the higher frequency sound. Is this possible?

I do not want to clutter my desk with unnecessary satellite speakers. Thank you for any suggestions. HG.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 24 inch screen - internal stereo speakers
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (59,275 points)
    *"Is this possible?"*

    Yes, as part of a sub/satellite speaker set.

    *"I do not want to clutter my desk with unnecessary satellite speakers."*

    Then you probaly can't accomplish what you want.
  • Ricktoronto Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
    hfg1955 wrote:


    I do not want to clutter my desk with unnecessary satellite speakers. Thank you for any suggestions. HG.

    Assuming you have a floor vs. floating all the computer stuff in space, use the floor.
  • custom mini Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    The product you are looking for is not around anymore, sadly, what you needed was the old iSub it was a stand alone subwoofer that pluged into a USB port and used the Mac's own speakers for mid/high range and the iSub for low range only BUT it only worked under OS9 and very early OSX, some people got it to work under later versions of OSX but you had to have a USB sound card pluged into the Mac. Sadly this is no longer a useable 'work around' as Apple never developed the drivers for iSub.

    custom mini
  • efd856 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I have a Logitech Z4 system for mine, which sounds pretty good for the price. The Harmon Kardon soundsticks sound great in my opinion, but they are quite a bit more expensive.
    Both of these systems compliment the look of the Mac as the Logitech's are available in brushed aluminum, and the Soundsticks are just plain cool looking. The satellites are actually pretty small and hardly take up any room on my desk.
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)
    Hi HG

    I don't like the satellite speakers of my Creative Inspire 2.1 system on the desk blaring in my face. Each satellite has about 6' of cord, so I put one in each corner of the office and the Sub under my desk. I'm really impressed how good most of the 2.1 systems sound in the $40 to $60 range.

    http://www.nextag.com/2.1-speaker/search-html

    Dennis
  • hfg1955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Too bad. That sounds like the product/ solution I was looking for. Thanks for the info. H.
  • hfg1955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you all for your thoughtful replies. H.G.