Hi, i have an imac, an external dac 707, hooked to a sony receiver, hooked to 4 polk audio in wall speakers and a subwoofer. my problem is that i cannot get sound from the back speakers from the itunes as a source. when i play fm radio do get sound in all speakers. any ideas as to the problem and what the possible fix might be?
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What I did is bought a splitter, plugged it in the headphone jack at the back of the iMac. One side goes to my computer external speakers and one to my receivers aux input, or tape one input. I works, just make sure that the volume on your iMac is not higher than half way, or your sound might be distorted and your external computer speakers are off. Not unless you want them on. Keep your iTunes EQ set to flat, that also will create unwanted distortion. Use you receiver tone controls if needed. Hope this works for you, that's how I did it.
the volume on the speakers are too high. try to put make the speakers the master volume(whatever device you plug in into your speakers make that device's volume go all the way up and then adjust the volume on the speakers to what ever volume you desire.had the same problem with my computer speakers
make sure sub is working .Power it up , remove sub RCA jacks from receiver .Gently tap on RCA with fingers.You should here a hum when touched .You can also try audio from TAPE REC OUT .If you dont get audio .Check setting at sub .If it working okay check setting at receiver and or sub level at receiver
Your speakers need amplification. Otherwise you will not be able to hear anything, even at full volume. Once you have an amplifier, you can buy a 1/8 inch stereo plug to RCA cable (1/8" to RCA) from the computer to the amplifier. You'd then use regular speaker wire between the amp & the speakers.
Offhand should work more than OK. Even if the 520 is only pushing 75watts per channel, you have 2 X for the front KSB-2.1 (left & right) plus another 75 for the Polk Audio center in addition to 250watts built-in amp of the Velodyne CT-150. What would be better is another pair of KSB-2.1 or comparable for the surround (another 2 X 75 and widening the separation).
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OK... I was just going crazy looking for the same solution. I had let the Verizon guy hook everything up for me (It's a desktop) after I changed offices. He hooked up the plug to match the color of an input on the computer, but he had plugged it into the WRONG one.. heheh... If you have access to the back of your computer - be sure it's plugged in correctly there. (Other plug ins I tried gave me very low sound) My computer - an HP pavillion has two orange inputs - not near each other - but the other one has a little pic of speaker. (LOL).... or (CQ - chuckle quietly)...
I'd make sure that the receiver surround mode is set for one of the digital settings, such as Dolby Digital or DTS, and make sure that you have the center channel level adjusted to a level similar to the other two front channel speakers. I've seen/heard this happening when using dolby digital material & having surround set on something like 'hall' or 'stadium' or dolby surround, where only 4 channels are used & the amp has to 'mix' sounds to the left & right front speakers. It'll often sound like the actors on screen are talking out of the bottom of a barrel, with a hollow & tinny character to the voices.
You use rca cables to hook them up to each other. On the back of your Reciever make sure it is hooked to the cd. There should be speaker outlets in the back of the reciever. You should have suroundsound, Center, left and right speaker ports. I've never seen just 2. Crazy