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Harrison486
09-20-2005, 11:37 AM
Hey fellas! What's up? Anyway, I was wondering if it was possible to hook a sub up into a computer system. Like right now im running some altec lansing 2.1 speakers with a small *****y sub. Is there anyway I could buy lets say like a 10" sub and build a box and hook it up instead of the stock sub? Im sure its a lot more complicated than I am willing to do, but I figured it would be worth a try.

Hook Me Up
09-20-2005, 11:40 AM
Like a car computer system or your house computer system?

Harrison486
09-20-2005, 11:43 AM
home desktop speaker system

JimJ
09-20-2005, 11:43 AM
This question has been answered a thousand times...but anyway...

You need a plate amp to power the subwoofer. However, upgrading the sub without first ditching those cheap computer speakers would be a waste of your time and money.

Harrison486
09-20-2005, 12:00 PM
This question has been answered a thousand times...but anyway...

You need a plate amp to power the subwoofer. However, upgrading the sub without first ditching those cheap computer speakers would be a waste of your time and money.

Yeah I know what you are saying...

I just dont really have the funds to build some nice speakers and system for my dorm setup... i wish i did....

Im just jealous my friends new logitech sub is louder than mine :furious:

req
09-20-2005, 12:16 PM
well. save up some money, get a nice amplifier that will do like 100x4@4 or somthing, and get a pair of RLi 10's and build some DIY bookshelves ;)

OnYrMrk
09-20-2005, 04:07 PM
best bet is to buy the Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 speakers. I guarantee you will rock that little dorm room with sound to spare. 500W and 6 speakers. The sub has two 8's. You should check it out. here is a link

http://www.clubmac.com/clubmac/shop/detail.asp?store=clubmac&dpno=968602&source=CWBNEXTAG&srccode=cii_9324560&cpncode=09-1296166-2&adcampaign=email,CWBNEXTAG

Harrison486
09-20-2005, 05:00 PM
That would work, but surround sound just isnt really possible in my dorm room.

I dont want to be invading on my roomys space and ****...

Basically, I want 2 speakers with a sub for cheap...

I mean I could just got buy the better speakers, I was just thinking maybe it would be cheaper/louder to hook up a sub

PV Audio
09-20-2005, 06:19 PM
my GOD do a **** search!

this forum only has like 5 pages anyway geez

Harrison486
09-20-2005, 07:24 PM
my GOD do a **** search!

this forum only has like 5 pages anyway geez

What the **** was I thinking?

I should have just asked you... Judging from your work, you seem to be so ****ing amazing at this audio ****

JimJ
09-20-2005, 07:26 PM
What the **** was I thinking?

I should have just asked you... Judging from your work, you seem to be so ****ing amazing at this audio ****

We have gone over this before...

A cheap receiver, sub, plate amp, and DIY speakers are your best bet.

Untouchable11
09-20-2005, 07:31 PM
We have gone over this before...

DIY speakers are your best bet.


I wish I would have gone the DIY speakers route... The pioneers I wasted $20 on **** ***.... :crap:

JimJ
09-20-2005, 07:43 PM
$20? And to think, for $10 more you could have bought real speakers :)

JimJ
09-20-2005, 11:14 PM
Yes we have gone over this a million times. You have to go with 1 18 inch temult. 2 15's or 2 18's would be way overkill they say for a dorm. I am in the same situation that you are in. I will save up for the speakers after i get the subs. Probably go with some cdt stuff.

1. Show me where we said you "have to go with an 18" Tumult".
2. CDT doesn't make home audio products.

PV Audio
09-20-2005, 11:25 PM
What the **** was I thinking?

I should have just asked you... Judging from your work, you seem to be so ****ing amazing at this audio ****
:rolleyes: please, whether or not i know anything doesn't deter the fact that this literally IS the most often asked question in the HA/V forum; blow me.

JimJ
09-21-2005, 02:50 PM
Well cdt makes great car speakers. Why wouldn't i be able to use their speakers if i am going to use a car subwoofer? Wouldn't a plate amp work for those too? I am pretty sure i can use them.

Yes, their auto products are good, but the environment in a door is much different than at home...the enclosure alignments are different. You really should go with dedicated home speakers - good ones can be had from $30 to $70 each if you go the DIY route.

And no, you probably won't want to use the plate amps for the main channel speakers.

JimJ
09-22-2005, 02:53 PM
http://www.creativesound.ca stocks the CSS FR125 4.5" full range driver, for $70 each.

Madisound has a very good selection of Fostex drivers, from about $30 and going up from there. Those are extremely efficient, but require the use of an external subwoofer and need special cabinets to work their best.

Parts Express has several Tang Band full range drivers for very good prices.