Thunderbolt display

Discussion in 'UK Macs' started by zoara, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. zoara

    zoara Guest

    Idle dreaming here.

    Apple's Thunderbolt display has speakers that aren't great, and no
    audio-out port, according to anandtech.

    I have some quite unusual FireWire speakers, which I bought so I can plug
    speakers into the laptop without having to also plug them into the mains
    (and so they are louder than the weedy USB-powered speakers out there).

    I can't see any reason why I couldn't plug the FireWire speakers and a
    MacBook Air into a Thunderbolt display, and actually get sound out of the
    speakers, but it somehow feels like it won't work.

    A FireWire port connected in this way is exactly the same as a FireWire
    port on the laptop itself, isn't it? As OSX recognises the speakers when
    connected to my MacBook Pro, it should recognise them the same way plugged
    in via a Thunderbolt display?

    zoara, Sep 26, 2011
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  2. Sounds exactly like it would work, to me.
    Very much yes - it's on a PCIe bus, so just like an internal one.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Sep 26, 2011
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