Speaker Setup

The speaker being used to amplify the computer’s audio is a key factor in this project’s success. The speaker needs to be loud enough to be heard from one or more rooms away and ideally should be heard throughout the house if possible. Let’s take a look at both wired and wireless approaches.

The quickest way to connect a Mac computer up to a home stereo is by using a male-to-male 3.5mm stereo headphone to an RCA adapter cable. This cable will run from the Mac’s headphone jack to the stereo amplifier and/or receiver’s audio input jack. If your home stereo doesn’t support a 3.5mm input jack, you will need a 3.5mm female-to-RCA-male audio cable. The length of the cable needs to comfortably run from the computer to the stereo, so ...

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