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post #11 of 18
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Well my point was to have a semi(4.1) 5.1 system without spending big bucks on huge creative or logitech speakers.

PS: Bad news , the optical on my hi-fi is out not in............
I can't plug the soundcard to it trough optical, damn it!
post #12 of 18
if price was your concern you would be better off buying a set of computer speakers.
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post #13 of 18
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I've got it working, trough my hi-fi....
It's better than nothing right?Sound has improved alot, i now just have to get some more wire to get the back speakers on top of the drawer.
I'm working on building my own speakers(possibility) and if i decide i do so , ill probably get an amplifier.
The current system eats 220W and my hi-fi only has 100W , does that mean that i loose quality , or do i loose power(max volume is lower).
Thanks everibody for theyr help!
post #14 of 18
Wattage should not be much of a concern. As long as you've got a quality amp/receiver you'll be fine. I run a pair of custom speakers off a 30W class T amp (and a seperate sub/amp) and it's FAR superior to my friends Logitech Z's with their "600W" or whatever they state.

Edit: I noticed that a phono connection was mentioned as an red and white. RCA connections are red and white, while phono is used mainly for old record players. Just didn't want you to go out and buy one.
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post #15 of 18
yeah you don't need to worry about power so much... it's more important that the power be good clean power. I've seen speakers rated at 225w handle 1000w of clean power before. and likewise 40w from a good amp will suffice
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post #16 of 18
Yeah but there is the risk of damaging the speakers when you play at high volumes. A quality amp will not distort, but sub-par amplification will be strained as soon as you pump up the volume, outputting distortion.

I'm not saying that a quality 50W amp will kill speakers with a 91db sensitivity and 120W rated power, but speakers with less than 89db can be power hogs.

In general, it's always best to have more power than not enough. Just don't believe the hype of these 1kw monsters which are tested with unrealistic loads.

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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jimmy2Shoe View Post
In general, it's always best to have more power than not enough. Just don't believe the hype of these 1kw monsters which are tested with unrealistic loads.
That would be the PMPO, advertised as 4000w but in reality its 360w
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post #18 of 18
Yeah, you've gotta be amused by the advertised PMPO rating versus the actual RMS output.
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