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I have two speakers hooked up in my ceiling and got the wires running to a big clunky receiver so I can play some music from my laptop while working. I'd like to save some space by replacing the receiver. Anyone got any ideas on something small and cheap I can use besides a big receiver? I just need one input from the laptop, and just be able to attach two small speakers.
post #2 of 11
Then this will be the best choice for cheap, but has what you need. Now depdning on the speakers you have, how small and what kind is it?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=310-300
    
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Then this will be the best choice for cheap, but has what you need. Now depdning on the speakers you have, how small and what kind is it?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=310-300
Another vote for this, as long as your speakers are pretty normal and you don't plan on maxing the volume out or whatever.
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Wow, thanks! Looks like that should work. It still amazes me that there are things I am looking for but don't even know what to look for because I don't know what it's called. The speakers I got are some cheapo Insignia speakers I picked up from best buy. They're not great, but I just needed some sort of sound and it doesn't need to be blasted.
post #5 of 11
YOu can also go for these too. Has headphone jack, which would most likey be better than whats onboard. Cost more, of course.
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Just wanted to update that I got this thing today and hooked it up. Works fantastically well. I really appreciate the recommendations. I'm really amazed at how small it is. This just makes me now wonder if there's anything else like it that can run four speakers. Great find!
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Gratz on your nice experience with the little cute amp By the way which particular Insignia did you pair it with?
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post #8 of 11
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I'm not even sure. They are just some small bookshelf speakers I picked up for dirt cheap at BB.
post #9 of 11
Hope your finding the sound from the amp enough for your speakers.
Anyway Glad you are enjoying the amp.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Just wanted to update that I got this thing today and hooked it up. Works fantastically well. I really appreciate the recommendations. I'm really amazed at how small it is. This just makes me now wonder if there's anything else like it that can run four speakers. Great find!
The DTA-100a will power 4 speakers just fine (with 2 channels). But you have to keep the resistance above 6ohms. I'm powering 2x towers and 2x Dayton B652 bookshelfs off mine for a 6ohm load right now. Works perfectly.

Next time you're looking for super cheap speakers, I'd suggest you look at the Dayton B652's from P-E. They're $30 and will blow away those Insignia's you have.
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