Soundcard to passive speakers - what amplifier?

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by cockbongo, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. cockbongo

    cockbongo

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +24
    Need some help/advice.

    Just bought some passive monitor speakers to connect to my PC for potential use with some recording that I'd like to do in future. Of course, being passive, I forgot that they need a power supply and won't connect straight to my soundcard - the speaker connections are just bare wire after all. I'm kicking myself , don't get me wrong, so now I need to contemplate what else I need for my set up.

    Now obviously I need an amplifier of some kind which will connect straight to my M-Audio 2496 soundcard, but what's the best route to go here? Do i just pick up a cheapish hi-fi amplifier, or is there a better option that will be more suited to a PC audio setup, a small decent PC amp that will give the required output that will have clips for the speakers to connect to? Do i need an adaptor of some sort instead? Will any amplifier need a digital input instead of straight RCA plugs?

    I'm new to this home recording stuff so any help for a novice would be much appreciated....
     
  2. Andy98765

    Andy98765
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    10,474
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ratings:
    +1,367
    Any normal Hi-Fi amp should do the trick, one with standard phono inputs, try Richer sounds.
     
  3. cockbongo

    cockbongo

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +24
    Thanks mate. I can imagine that will work fine - do you or anyone else know of an amplifier type device that is more appropriate for a PC setup?
     

Share This Page

Loading...