4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2011 7:38 PM by PattieLennoah
PattieLennoah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to be able to hook my iPad (first gen) up to the JBL OnStage speakers that I have in the living room, so that I can play music out there by using Home Sharing via the iMac in another room. I have two different mini-plug/mini-plug cables and it didn't work with either of them. I figured if you used the headphone jacks on both the iPad and the JBL's that it would work fine. When that didn't work, I tried doing the same thing using a pair of Bose Companion speakers, again, headphone jack to headphone jack....nothing. I tried again hooking the iPad to my Macbook Pro. Nothing. Does this mean that you can NOT use the headphone jack on the iPad to hook it up to an external speaker source? Can you only use dock speaker systems specifically made for iPad? I don't want to have to purchase a brand new speaker system for the iPad when I already have things in the house. Help!

iPad, iOS 4.3.2