Home speakers hookup to PC question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a set of cute, small, silver speakers that was my home 5.1 setup. I would like to use them on my 'puter. Can I hook them directly to my tower builtin soundcard or do I need an house amp in between the speakers and soundcard? I know my builtin audio supports surround sound.

    Heeter
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Depends if they're active speakers or not (ie: Have their own power source) If not then it's likely you'll need some form of amp between the computer and speakers.
     
  3. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    plus you may need a digital to analog converter thingy. I have a really nice setup with a digital Y splitter (used to share sound on laptops?) so that both my hometheatre system and my pc speakers are connected. Lets me listen to radio and games at same time or provides a little boost to the surround sound =)