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post #1 of 18
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Is there any way of conectiong my Hi-fi speakers(with normal hi-fi connections) to onboard audio or a soundcard?
I've searched a bit , but i can't find anything.
I really wanted to do this, so i could have a 4.1 system.....
post #2 of 18
Xitel Hi-Fi link pro comes to mind (that's what I use)... there is also a new gadget from logitech that lets you stream music from a PC to your highfi in your house....


I don't fully understand the 4.1 concept you're talking about.
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You will need an amp to power the speakers
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post #4 of 18
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I guess i could buy one....
I would have to link the pc to the amp and then the amp to the speakers right?
Edit:
Right now i'm using a cable to connect the onboard audio to my Hi-FI, i ain't using my pc spekaers
post #5 of 18
to have true 4.1 you would need to get a receiver capable of 5.1 sound that has analogue 6 channel inputs. Then you would need a cable like this
http://creative.com/products/product...&product=14309

alternatively you could get a receiver capable of 5.1 with digital inputs and a sound card with a digital output and then configure the digital out to work on your sound card and then let the receiver do the processing.

I mainly use headphones but I have a pair of Infinity bookshelf speakers that I want to hookup and use as well. So, I'm looking for a 2 channel integrated amp to drive them. I'll probably use it as a passthrough before my headphone amp that way both devices can utilize my external DAC
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post #6 of 18
Ummm, so you're plugged in like:

PC --> Conventional Speakers?

or

PC --> Receiver/Integrated Amp --> Conventional Speakers?

And when you say "normal hi-fi connections" do you mean RCA, Digital Coaxial, Optical, XLR?

PS @ Soloz --> Rotel RA-05 is a nice integrated amp, as well as Cambridge Audio 540 (about 350-500 ish?)
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post #7 of 18
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I'm using this cable:1st pic
Conected to my pc speakers out:2nd pic
And myhi-fi speakers use this:3rd pic


post #8 of 18
Ok, for reference, the cable depicted in pictures 1 and 2 is a 1/8" stereo miniplug to RCA connector and the 2nd is your run of the mill speaker cable.

What was this tread about?

What are you trying to acheive with adding 2 speakers to your current setup?
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post #9 of 18
well to connect your hi-fi speakers to your pc youll need a reciever/amplifier aswell...connect the speakers to the amp like normal...then get a phono lead (the red and white/black to one headphone jack) and just plug that into your soundcard...ive done this with my Denon PMA-250se amp and my 2 jamo studip 170 speakers...and they are crisp with even onboard sound
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post #10 of 18
Yeah, I think the basic idea is speakers --> receiver if connection is digital, integrated amp if connection is analogue (though a receiver can do both) --> speakers.

So you'll need an AMP. What's the make/model of the speakers? We'll be able to find a suitable amp for them.
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