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I have a set of klipsch Quintet 2.0 surround sound speakers that look exactly like the promedia sattelites. Can I hook these up to my computer easily or is there a problem with power?
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post #2 of 7
You may need an Amp. Are we talking like big bookshelf speakers here or something else?

I can't tell from this: does it have some sort of amp or is it just the speakers?
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post #3 of 7
Also, be careful about the position. Things may have changed since long ago, but I had a buddy find out the hard way that typical home stereo speakers don't have the magnetic shielding pc speakers do. They can eat your hardrive. Just make sure they are a good distance from your case.
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As well as your monitor as one member found out when he put his subwoofer next to the CRT lol.
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post #5 of 7
You might not like the sound using home speakers. Home speakers are designed to have large sound dispersion and are not intended for use so close to you. I find them rather harsh and way too revealing. Computer speakers have little dispersion and seem to be rolled off on the upper end to compensate for poor quality of the original source.
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I have always loved AltecLansing's PC speakers. They're great quality and affordable.
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ill just take that as a dont bother. thanks. they are nice speakers and look like the promedia 2.1 but i think i will just sell them as i dont use my home theater stuff anymore.
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