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Question for you electronic/ wiring guys

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TACOMABOSS, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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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 :eek:
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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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.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    So how would I get a power source to the speakers?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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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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    An amp? I think im good. Those $20 speakers look good to me. Thanks for the help guys
     
  7. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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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.
     
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    I wasn't going to push it but thanks man.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    I just looked at the thread. yeah those look really good but its local only and im not exactly local
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Move closer!!!:mad::D:D
     
  11. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    lol if I was local or if you allowed shipping I would take them
     
  12. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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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/Logitec...lver/9427774.p?id=1218104302605&skuId=9427774

    it's not going to shake the pictures off your walls but it will sound good.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    that looks like a good option. thanks for the input. il check those out
     
  14. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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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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