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Advice before I buy please...

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by neelpeel11, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. neelpeel11

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    I'm trying to set up a PC jukebox type affair that will play in two extra rooms with speaker extensions.
    I have...2 sets of speakers for the two rooms, a 4 way speaker switch and a big roll of twin and earth (i've read that it does the job so I'm giving it a go).
    I've been told that I can't connect the switchbox directly to my PC soundcard output because there'll not be enough power (i assume its only AV signal from the soundcard and thats why my PC speakers are self-powered).
    So it sounds like I need an amp.

    I now intend to buy an AV amp with a built-in tuner so that I can then connect the soundcard to the amp then to the switchbox and then to the speakers.

    But i'm not sure where my PC speakers then fit into the equation??

    Or is there another way of going about this?
    Should I buy unpowered PC speakers and put these through the amp as well? (i want the PC to be 4.1 surround as it is just now)

    I'm getting a bit confused :blush:
     
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    is this just for stereo? and how much control do you want in the remote rooms?
     
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    Yep, just stereo in the two extra rooms.
    Don't need separate volume control (although it would be nice). I just want to be able to switch the other rooms on and off from near my PC so I can have the same sounds playing throughout the house.
     
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    any stereo amp with A + B speaker terminals will work with a an analogue feed from souncard (stereo)
     
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    anybody tried the wireless audio kits to link pc to hifo from creative or phillips?
     
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    Ok, I now have an amp (Sony STR-D311) and am ready to go. I'm not quite sure what connections to use though.
    My soundcard has the following headphone type jack sockets... Line out, Mic, Speakers. and also...S/PDIF phono type and S/PDIF optical.

    The amp has dual phono type inputs for Phono In, CD In, Tape 1/Dat In, Video Audio In, Tape 2 In.

    Can I connect the two with a phono lead (SPDIF to Phono In)? There is only one socket for the SPDIF though and two for Phono In. Help! :) :blush:
     
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    use line in 3.5mm to 2 phono cable.....
     
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    wow, thanks for the quick reply!
    where's a good place to get a fairly inexpensive cable?
    thanks again

    np
     
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