Adapter for iMac speakers
Can I get an adapter to plug iMac speakers into a PC
it's hard to find a reliable source of information - since there where two sets on the market
the one from the cube and the regular apple pro speakers
the apple pro speakers can be connected via ifire .
but as chris wrote - they are no longer manufactured and hard to get
one source for the cable pinout is this
and here are a few more info's about the speakers
Another is Griffin's Powerwave (usb) Audio adapter. The nice thing about the Powerwave was that it came with a pro speaker breakout cable to attach standard two line speakers.
Ok, so to use the Apple Pro speakers you need either a iFire, Powerwave, G4 iMac, Powermac G4 (Digital Audio, Quicksilver and MDD). Meaning that all the components to make an iFire substitute already exist on these used logic boards: Apple Pro speaker connector; amplifier and stereo audio connector and how they are powered.
Does this sound reasonable? $20~30 for a used logic board compared to $200+ for a used iFire, it could be worth a try. Any thoughts?