Separates selection help!

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by sound_junky, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. sound_junky

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    Hey guys, need some help form you auido equipment experts.

    I want to buy and entry level Seperates system, for the moment just an Amp, CD and speakers. The speakers only need to be bookshelf's as it is going in my room, I play music loud but I have a small room :).

    The amp I want to hook up to my computer so i can play music fom my computer through the system and possibly even games?, is this even possible?

    So far i have found the Cambridge Audio A1MK3SE

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=CAMB-A1MK3SEV3-BLK


    and... the Celestion F10

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=CELE-F10DAPP

    I have a budget of around £250, the important thing is being able to hook them up to my computer, I have a decent sound card in my computer.

    I am going for sound not style....

    umm think thats it :D

    Thanks
     
  2. PeteD64

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    You shouldn't have any problem connecting your PC up to the Cambridge Audio amp or any stereo amp. It will be fine for music & games and likely sound better than any PC speakers you can buy.

    You just need to connect the line out on your sound card to one of the inputs on the amp. I normally use the aux input but any input apart from one designed for a turntable (labelled phono) will be fine.

    I'm not sure what the connection will be on your sound card. On mine it's a 3.5mm socket that's coloured green so I had to buy a 3.5mm to 2 phono cable to link to the amp. Something like these...
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=47283&criteria=Phono&doy=4m8
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=31700&criteria=Phono&doy=4m8
     
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    Ahhh thanks that clears things up alot, very helpfull infor :) thanks.

    Will those speakers work to there full potential with that amp? or is there a better combanation?

    thanks
     
  4. PeteD64

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    I've not heard the amp or speakers so I can't really say. Just looking at the specs I would guess the speakers may benefit from a better amp, perhaps the Cambridge Audio A5 which is another £20 more.

    Hopefully someone else can make some suggestions for suitable kit.

    Best advice I could give is to go along to Richer Sounds or another local dealer & see if you can demo the kit & also see what else they suggest.
     
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