I'm using a G4 iBook for my home stereo - it goes direct to block amps and thence to the speakers. Would I get better audio if I used an external soundcard instead? I'm looking at the Emu 0202 USB 2.0, which claims to have 24 bit I/O, 32 bit processing, and full 24 bit resolution at all sample rates. Is that better than the iBook's soundcard?
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The pointer jumping on the screen sounds like you may have picked up a virus. While rare, there are mac viruses. I would try to save all my data documents and any other valuable personal files or lists, then do a clean reinstall of the operating system. Then load our documents back in.
You could try to scan for a virus with a mac virus program, but not many are available for a G4 Power PC (PPC) machine.
You don't mention the sound card(s) in the PC nor the method of connecting to the monitor. Some video cards have HDMI connections for audio and video out to a monitor and will not allow any other audio outputs to work. Regardless of sound source interface, check to be sure that the audio source is the one that is NOT part of your video card and is NOT set to output DIGITAL audio signals. Once this is done, select the the "add-on" or "expansion slot" sound card (if it is the type that plus into a slot on your motherboard) or the "built-in to the motherboard" type (if the jacks are soldered directly to the motherboard) as the DEFAULT or ENABLED. Set to ANALOG output - NOT digital if a choice is offered. Connect the speakers. This should be via cable terminated with a stereo mini jack - NOT a special digital optical or coaxial cable / connector. Most modern PCs will have several mini-stereo jacks from which to choose - nearly all use the GREEN ringed jack for the FRONT (or main) left & right stereo speakers. Regardless, if yours has GREEN jack, you should use it - if none have a color code, look for markings that indicate either "speakers" ,"output", "front" or "L & R". If there are no indications, check your manual. Set your volume level on the lower side, play an audio source and adjust speaker volume and / or audio mixer settings in the system tray as needed. Only one sound card will work in a PC. Make sure that all connections are made to the ENABLED card, otherwise no sounds will be heard. Digital output is primarily targeted to facilitate connections to external amplifier and speaker system - most often like those found in a Home Theater PC setting - or a monitor / TV connected by an HDMI cable. I hope this helps & good luck!
firstly you could be experiencing "phasing" as you may have not spaced/set up the speakers properly. Also make sure plus on the amp goes to plus on the speak and ten - to - on the amp and speaker. cross them over at any stage or pair and again you will get your problem.ugest
It could also be you sre over driving your amp. How many ohms is each speaker and how many ohms is your amp capable of? 6 speakers to one stereo amp with one speaker out is very rare and usually quite damaging to equipment.
personally I would suggest one pre amp (to plug sources into) then 3 stereo power amps (one for each pair of speakers)
Got the same problem with my ibook G4. I have research on how to fix it, and found out that most model of G4 has the same problem. I soon found out the main problem and the solution, it would require some skill in soldering and dis assembling the whole laptop. Go to this site and hope it will help you just it like it helps me a lot!
Try bypassing the set's speaker by running an external audio amp. I use my bookcase stereo for audio direct from the satellite receiver and turn the volume off on the TV. Sounds better this way! Could be the audio amp in the TV is going bad or the speaker may be bad and the TV's audio amp goes through a shut down cycle.
no it can not. the sound card in your computer has no power behind it, only a signal. the acoustimass needs power from an amp. you can connect your computer to a home theater reciever and get what you are trying to do, with a simple 3.5 to rca cable.
please check its compatibility in the user manual, if its going to work on your present OS or platform. then if its plug and play. And better check if the Audio input/output plug is compatible with your soundcard outlet at the back of your computer if so, please try to insert then have it tested if this will make sound...