- February 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Hello Audio Pros:
A buddy just gave me some external speakers and I would like to utilize on my MacBook Pro for playback/ A/V editing.
I want to be sure I wire them properly. Here are the specs.
1 – SONY MODEL # SSCN15 – 8OHMS – MAX INPUT PWR = 120W magnetically shield type
2 – SONY MODEL # SS-SR151 – 16OHMS – rated input = 20W – max input pwr = 60W
He did not give me any speaker wire (clips in back). Just the speakers. Whats my best & affordable configuration you recommend. Thank you all.
- February 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Hello James, and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum
From the way you describe them, they require a power amp.
The headphone output jack on your MacBook doesn’t have the power to make ’em play (or not very loudly).
If the jack on the MacBook is the usual 1/8″ TRS, you need a cable that has a male TRS on one end (to plug into the computer) and male RCA or 1/4″ plugs to plug into whatever power amp you buy.
- February 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Thank you for your welcome and reply.
All last night I have been searching high and low for a Preamp. I have to say money is very tight at the household.
Any suggestions on what preamp will suffice and where you would recommend getting one? Thanks!
- February 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm
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