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Old 02-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Question for you electronic/ wiring guys

I have two speakers with just regular speaker wire coming out of them. I want to be able to plug them into my computer to play music, movies, etc. My question is how do I get from speaker wire to the 3.5mm jack(the one you would plug headphones into and ipod, iphone, etc.) Im a noob at this kind of stuff
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I have two speakers with just regular speaker wire coming out of them. I want to be able to plug them into my computer to play music, movies, etc. My question is how do I get from speaker wire to the 3.5mm jack(the one you would plug headphones into and ipod, iphone, etc.) Im a noob at this kind of stuff
it won't do you any good unless you have a power source. Your computer won't put out enough power through the headphone jack or RCA plugs to power the speakers.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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it won't do you any good unless you have a power source. Your computer won't put out enough power through the headphone jack or RCA plugs to power the speakers.
So how would I get a power source to the speakers?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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You need some kind of amp.
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your going to need a little amp to do this.. Honestly, go to best buy or your local PC parts place and pick up a set of 20$ speakers and save yourself the trouble.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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An amp? I think im good. Those $20 speakers look good to me. Thanks for the help guys
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An amp? I think im good. Those $20 speakers look good to me. Thanks for the help guys
If your trying to find a nice set of PC speakers PM Whippersnapper, he's selling a decent set right now for a good price. He has a thread up on it.
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If your trying to find a nice set of PC speakers PM Whippersnapper, he's selling a decent set right now for a good price. He has a thread up on it.
I wasn't going to push it but thanks man.
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I just looked at the thread. yeah those look really good but its local only and im not exactly local
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I just looked at the thread. yeah those look really good but its local only and im not exactly local
Move closer!!!
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lol if I was local or if you allowed shipping I would take them
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I just looked at the thread. yeah those look really good but its local only and im not exactly local
Ah sorry, I saw your in cali, he is in cali.. I don't know the layout of Cali so if your in the same state that 'local' to me.

Go to best buy and pick one of these up, 40$ http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Logitech...&skuId=9427774

it's not going to shake the pictures off your walls but it will sound good.
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Ah sorry, I saw your in cali, he is in cali.. I don't know the layout of Cali so if your in the same state that 'local' to me.

Go to best buy and pick one of these up, 40$ http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Logitech...&skuId=9427774

it's not going to shake the pictures off your walls but it will sound good.
that looks like a good option. thanks for the input. il check those out
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is something like that ok to put on the carpet? or will it get to hot and possibly cause a fire?
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Its ok to put on a carpet..
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