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    computer sound system

    my computer speakers ****, so over spring break while i have some free time id like to take out my speakers from my car and hook them up to my computer. how would i go about doing this, i have CDT CL 61A's, and if possible i might also want to hook up an RE 12. the computer is a HP and thats about all i know about it.

    and would i need to put my 6.5's in a box?



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    Re: computer sound system

    hook them up to your computer how???

    i had a home theater reciever that was hooked up to my computer, then speakers to that, but a computer doesnt put on anywhere near enuf power to power car speakers, dont try it, not worth it

    just get a nice set of logitech or klipsch speakers




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    Re: computer sound system

    also, if u have an HP then u dont need to be messing with it

    HP = s h i t

    srry, i build my own, MUCH higher quality and much cheaper




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    Re: computer sound system

    Yeah, but he's already got it, so might as well put it to some use.

    Get a 1/8" stereo phone-to-RCA's adapter, and plug the RCA's into a regular integrated amplifier or receiver. Hook up your speakers as normal.




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    Re: computer sound system

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    Yeah, but he's already got it, so might as well put it to some use.

    Get a 1/8" stereo phone-to-RCA's adapter, and plug the RCA's into a regular integrated amplifier or receiver. Hook up your speakers as normal.

    well couldnt i just hook it up to my CD player like normal?



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    Re: computer sound system

    CD player?

    I thought you were using a computer...the output from the sound card is line level, not speaker (high) level...you need an external amp.

    maybe I'm just not understanding you...I also moved this to Home Audio, hopefully gets a few more replies.




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    Re: computer sound system

    well i wanted to hook it up to my computer but i dont want to buy anything.

    so couldnt i just hook the speakers up to my CD player?



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    Re: computer sound system

    No...just like you couldn't hook speakers up to the preamp outputs of your head unit.

    You need an amp.




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    Re: computer sound system

    so the internal amp in the cd player wouldnt be enough? i dont want it to be stupid loud, i just want it to sound better.



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    Re: computer sound system

    Think of the CD player as just being a component...you need an external power amplifier just like you do in a vehicle.




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    Re: computer sound system

    why cant i just hook up the wires from my 6.5s and tweets to the cd player? give me a reason so i can fully understand.



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    Re: computer sound system

    Because it's a line level output. Doesn't have enough power, and not at the right impedance, to drive loudspeakers. You wouldn't run your components directly off the preamp outputs of your head unit, why would you directly run a CD player like that?




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    Re: computer sound system

    how much does an amp cost that i would need? just a regular car audio amp? or some homeaudio thing? thanks for the help dude.



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    Re: computer sound system

    I know RadioShack used to sell a small 30x2W desktop integrated amp for around 50 bucks, but I don't know if that's been discontinued. Check Ebay for good deals, otherwise...




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