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Altec Lansing ADA885 speakers from old pc. How can I reuse them?

How can I connect the ADA8500 speaker system to a MacBook Pro. It was plugged into a sound card on my old PC, and I would like to use it with my Mac.

Thanks for your reply, Bernie

Update (02/20/2018)

Thanks Dan, however, my problem is that I don't have a sound card to plug cables from ADA8500 into. Is it possible to connect to my MacBook. Maybe USB, or something?

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Here's the online users guide: Altec Lansing ADA885 User's Guide


Here's the outputs on the back of a typical sound card: Wikipedia: Sound Card


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Basically the Lime green cable is the stereo output of the sound card which would be the Aux connection of your laptop. Orange, Black, Grey & Brown are not able to be used directly.

The other option is to get a USB sound card so you can connect the other outputs. Here's the one I would get: 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

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Thanks again Dan, That is the solution. I was hoping there was something like that. I appreciate you taking the time help, and your hardware suggestion and link.

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