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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by General Skanky, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. General Skanky

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    Does anyone know the make/model/link to the stereo speakers for pc's that are tall and thin looking?

    Don't know how else to describe them. They have about 3 or 4 drive units each in them as a stem. They are available in different colours too, including transparent, I think.:confused:

    I think Dell have a version of them.

    Thanks.
     
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    Do you mean the ones that Mac's use, that are clear plastic and have silver drivers?

    Think they may be H/K.

    ED: The Mac ones are deffinately H/K. Link below.

    http://www.apple.com/speakers/
     
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    Thanks Rik. That looks like the babies. Cheers.;)
     
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    Or.................

    I was also thinking of using a pair of nirmal hifi speakers for the duties, ie Celestion MP1 or KEF 60s, that sort of thing. Question is, how do you power a pair of passive speakers from a pc without going via a hifi amp? Is there a pci card I can buy to that job?
     
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    I'm going to be using a pair of AE101's with my PC running off an Arcam P75 power-amp. I don't think you'll find a decnt internal amp that will give a good sound. Maybe worth looking at picking up a cheap amp from RS or somwhere like that.
     
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    Not worried about hifi sound from pc. I was going to go the whole hog and do a hcpc, but this one I'm building now is going to be my main pc. I'll buy a P4 micro atx one without a monitor for that sort of thing in the future when graphics card s are about 256K DDR RAM and are a Radeon 9700000000! So that'll be next week then.

    Can you buy internal pc amps that'll kick out a couple of watts to drive speakers then? That'd be ideal.
     
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    A lot of old sound cards had a very small amp built into them because active PC speakers were very rare at the time. My old SB 32AWE ISA had this. I've not seen any like this for a while though, seems a bit specialist.

    Sounds like you just need semi decent sub sat from Creative or someone.
     
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    Sub sats are what I'm trying to avoid. Space.

    something like the Celestion MP1's on the wall facing me would be ideal, even better if the pc could drive them.

    My hifi amp is directly above on a shelf, but I listen to the radio/cd a lot when on my pc.

    Any ideas at all on a link to someone with internal pc amps? Cheers.
     
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    Thought of getting in-ceiling speakers?

    One of the guys at work put a pair of B&W CCM80's (£350ish) into his ceiling sounds great running of Linn amp. Overkill for you on the amp side maybe.:)
     
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    Just a bit mate.:)
    The missus was thinking of £20 or so all in. Even going for end of line hifi stuff and your idea of a cheap amp, ie Rotel RA-921 + KEF 60S speakers = £120 or so. That's what I'll prob end up with:rolleyes: , but it'll be painful.:eek:
     

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