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Speaker extensions from PC?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by neelpeel11, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. neelpeel11

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    Right, I'm now ready to put speakers in a few rooms in my house.
    I've got a 4 way speaker selector box, enough cable to sink a cruise liner and some nice cheap speakers.
    I'm going to start with two rooms first. Both sets of speakers will be about 12metres (ish) from the switchbox.
    You've probably guessed the question from the subject...anyway, I was going to hook them up to my stereo when I thought, hang on, if I can hook them up to my PC then I've got a nice little 4000 song jukebox to play anywhere in the house. So, is this possible? Will I run into trouble with power? (PC has a 350W supply and isn't heavily configured, speakers are 50W rms) or would i need some form of mains powered amp?
    As you can probably tell, I really don't have a clue when it comes to amps, etc.
    Anything else to consider? ANY help will be much appreciated!
     
  2. ab1385

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    Speakers need amplification, which they cant get from a PC.

    You need to connect your PC up to the stereo, and then have the speakers powered from that. Your PC power supply has nothing to do with it, Im afraid. Line out on the soundcard to (probably free) aux on your stereo...
     
  3. neelpeel11

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    Hmm, unfortunately the stereo is situated at the opposite side of the house to the PC.
    Could I maybe buy a cheap 2nd hand amp that would do the job?
     
  4. neelpeel11

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    ...anyone ?? ...
     
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    Alternativly use powered speakers. (active)
     
  6. tom_nieto

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    A 2nd hand amp would probably be the best option, unless you bought a really long 3.5mm to phono cable to link it up to your stereo.
     

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