can i put external speakers on an imac

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    Yes - No problem!

    The iMac has a 3.5mm output labeled with the earphone icon that can be connected to any regular external (stereo) speaker or headset. This port also supports SPDIF, or optical digital out, so if you've had an AV receiver, you can use an optical cable to connect to your AV receiver/amplifier (this is what I use).

    Having said that, the built in speakers on the iMacs are really good, so unless you want to do 5.1 surround sound you might not need the external output at all.

    • Answered by Eoin O
    • 30/06/2011