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Can I use these for a PC Sound System?

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Hey guys,

I have a bunch of big Speakers laying around, formerly used in multiple audio systems.
So, Since the audio systems had all stopped working, I figured I might be able to use the speakers to make my own PC sound system. BUT, The connectors are different
What am I supposed to do with this? (pic attached) I'd love to use these speakers for a surround system but I'm a total noob when it comes to this. Any Ideas ppl?

Thanks
post #2 of 51


You will need one of these...assuming both speakers have the connector that you have shown in the picture.

Search RCA female to 3.5mm cables
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Originally Posted by MosIncredible View Post


You will need one of these...assuming both speakers have the connector that you have shown in the picture.

Search RCA female to 3.5mm cables
Got it. That way 2 Speakers->1 Cable?
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Got it. That way 2 Speakers->1 Cable?
Yes. Left in red, right in white, pop in and go.
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post #5 of 51
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Originally Posted by MosIncredible View Post
Yes. Left in red, right in white, pop in and go.
Ok. Then, I plug these into my soundcard.
Green Jack = Out
Blue Jack = In
Pink Jack = Mic (irrelevant)
Black Jack = Rear
Grey Jack = Side
Orange Jack = C/Sub

Where should I plug my speakers if I want, Say, 7.1 configuration?
post #6 of 51
What you said looks correct but I'd only be going off readings because I haven't used an on-board soundcard in almost 10 years.
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post #7 of 51
…and unfortunately, no one said it... You are going to need an amplifier.
A computers sound card cannot drive unamplified speakers to any type of volume. The impedance of the speakers is too low. It is not the same as driving a pair of headphones.
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Thought I'd take a look in my mobo box and found this *pic attached*

Will this work ?

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post #10 of 51
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Alright good. +Rep for all of you's

Now for the next question: Do I need an amplifier ? I'm pretty short on money atm
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