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Hey there! I just bought a pair of speakers which have 5-way binding post connections and I don't know how to plug them to my computer. Is there any type of cable I can use to connect them to SPDIF or 3.5mm jack? Will I need to buy an amplifier for this?

Thanks for the help and forgive my "noobness". tongue.gif
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You bought passive speakers which do need an amp to work. A home theater receiver will work too.
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Originally Posted by groundzero9;11985519 
You bought passive speakers which do need an amp to work. A home theater receiver will work too.

correct. If you're looking to get things running ASAP or on a budget, just look on CL for a cheap stereo amp with.
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Yeah, it makes a lot of sense now, hehe. I guess the sound card alone can't handle that kind of power, lol.

Anyways, thanks.
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5 Way binding posts r0x! They are the default connector for the cream of the pro gear amps even those for giant concert sound systems. They aren't used on stage monitors because they won't hold up to kicking and tripping, but everything else gets them because they have positive and easily cleaned and tensioned surfaces minimizing corrosion and other causes of faulty connection. It is also trivial to set polarity which is incredibly important to phase relationships and how they affect sonic quality.

If you're doing Home Theatre look for something like this or better
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SAMS120A

or a for real receiver start here
http://reviews.cnet.com/home-theater-receivers/

If you're just doing games in a small room any old 40 watt-er oughta get by.
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Originally Posted by enorbet2;11985687 
5 Way binding posts r0x! They are the default connector for the cream of the pro gear amps even those for giant concert sound systems. They aren't used on stage monitors because they won't hold up to kicking and tripping, but everything else gets them because they have positive and easily cleaned and tensioned surfaces minimizing corrosion and other causes of faulty connection. It is also trivial to set polarity which is incredibly important to phase relationships and how they affect sonic quality.

If you're doing Home Theatre look for something like this or better
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SAMS120A

or a for real receiver start here
http://reviews.cnet.com/home-theater-receivers/

If you're just doing games in a small room any old 40 watt-er oughta get by.

Thanks for the info. Very much appreciated. biggrin.gif
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