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HK 595 3 plugs for sub woofer to single outlet on Apple laptop

My old Dell tower had 3 plugs to connect cord to 3 sub woofer inputs; stereo,rear,and digital. new MacBook Pro only has one outlet for headphones. Is there a way to hook up old HK 595 speaker system to new computer?

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  • larry_swantn Jan 21, 2009

    Is there any transfer box that will allow my three cable from the sub woofer tp plu into the single outlet from my laptop??

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Yes .u can get the connector device at  radio shack websites,

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Yes but without purchasing a 3 into 1 input cable,it will only be a single channel,instead of multiple channel system.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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    janeming Jul 14, 2012

    Could you please tell me specifically what kind of cable I need to buy? A link would be great. Thanks a lot.

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In order to get you old speakers to be connected to you
MacBook Pro you can get usb adapter
http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=17751
In these case you will have nice surround sound
But if you dont wanr these fancy stuff just buy 3 in 1 adapter (from $1 in Dollar Tree to $10 in Walmart)
Good Luck

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    janeming Jul 12, 2012

    I would like to buy the 3 in 1 adapter you mentioned, the cheaper one. Could you please provide a link for the product you described? Thanks.

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You do not need to use any adapter, use only the Stereo Jack input, with a regular audio cable to connect the speakers to any computer without the multy channel inputs.

See : Setup refer to second part, where you do not use multichannel, but regular stereo input.

Below also the whole manual

Documentation

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    Ginko Jan 26, 2009

    Let me know if you fixed the problem

    See : Setup refer to second part, where you do not use multichannel, but regular stereo input.

    Below also the whole manual

    Documentation


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, I feel uncomfortablecutting the plugs, splicing them together and soldering to just oneplug. What I have in mind is to use 2 barrel jacks (use stereo, the image is for a mono), splice them together and connect a single 3.5 mm plug, homemade splitter. The digital need not be used.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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