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Using Home Audio Speakers With Pc

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#1 Ragtop69GS


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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:56 AM

I just replaced my home theater speaker system and would like to use the old 5.1 setup for my computer. Can this be done? My computer will support up to 7.1 through onboard Realtek HD audio.

The computer uses 3.5mm plugs but my speakers use standard speaker wire. How do I wire it?

What about speaker impedance ?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:24 PM

Hi Ragtop -

Your speakers will have to terminate at some sort of amplifier (like the receiver they were plugged into for your home audio setup) and the amplifier would connect to the sound card via a 3.5 to RCA adapter (http://www.cablewholesale.com/specs/35mm-t.../30s1-12200.htm).

I hope this helps!!

Edited by dbough, 14 September 2008 - 03:25 PM.

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#3 Ragtop69GS

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:37 PM

Thanks for the link :thumbsup: I think I'll just buy a 5.1 computer speaker set. I don't have room to start adding amps. The old HT setup will just have to go into the garage OH darn :flowers:

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

By the logitech 5500 5.1 system.

I want to get them one day. I have the older version with less power. It still beats the pants off of other systems out there.

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