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Hey everyone, I'm sure this question has been asked before but alas I cannot find where.
I have two Gale Speakers my dad used to use and I want to connect them up to my PC but I have no Idea what I need to do this.
This is one of the said speakers, I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card.
I'm in the UK and this is the store that's easiest for me to use http://www.richersounds.com/ if any kind gentleman or woman would care to tell me what I need. Thanks!
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You will need an amplfier and a DAC to connect the amplifier to the computer smile.gif
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post #3 of 8
you only need an amp.

cheapest decent amp for those speakers --> http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEPAI-LP2020A-mini-Digital-T-Amp/dp/B008S464VE
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post #4 of 8
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Ah okay thanks, I thought I needed one or the other, will probs take a trip to my local hi fi shop and see what they have to offer in store.
Does it matter much if I buy a cheap DAC and amp? I mean, as far as I know the speakers are nothing special so I don't want to spend a massive amount to have two speakers on my PC
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post #5 of 8
you dont need a DAC if you use the sound card's analog output. but you need the amp regardless.
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post #6 of 8
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Okay so all I'd need with that mini amp is an AUX cable to go from PC to the amp, and then of course wires from the amp to the speakers?
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post #7 of 8
yup cable and amp is what you need


not sure if you'll find many local here in America I have never seen T-amps on offer

but in addition to "some" vintage stereo amps and receivers I have on my desk a SMSL SA-S3 t-amp which is driving some NHT SuperZero's right now... this thing is much nicer looking / well built (imho) than the lepai suggested

another well built and frequently recommended brand Topping


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Topping-TP20-MK2-TA2020-Digital-Amplifier/dp/B005F5U86G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378580974&sr=8-2&keywords=topping



T-amps have a really nice sound and are very deskspace friendly thanx to their tiny size... at desktop listening levels the t-amps are really really good.


so here is the space issue laid out pretty well i think .... above the kenwood (sitting on monitor stand) you can see my SMSL SA-S3 (12~ish WPC 8ohms ) and below my vintage Kenwood KR-V106R (100WPC) ..... now I really love the kenwood and I found it used for $20 while my t-amp i ordered off ebay (new) for $60 shipped so the kenwood is honestly a better value.



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if you have the deskspace a new or used stereo receiver is a great way to go also....this kenwood sounds great and looks kewl (i think anyways) ....but you have to have a bit of luck and patience for finding something in good shape and worth while if going used route.
post #8 of 8
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Hey everyone, I got my Lepai amp yesterday, pinched some of my dad's speaker wire, banana plugs and hooked it all up and it sounds great! smile.gif
thanks again everyone, quick pic thumb.gif
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