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Alright guys. So please look at the pic attached,

So Basically I need a 2xRCA Male to 3.5mm Male cable, Then I plug the 2xRCA to the Upper Red&White jacks (Auxiliary), and the 3.5mm to the audio jack in my mobo, then I plug the speakers, switch to Aux mode on the Aiwa system and I'm good to go?
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Something like this will work. Made to drive lower impedance drivers. Mot too much power, but should do the job. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380
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Something like this will work. Made to drive lower impedance drivers. Mot too much power, but should do the job. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380
What do I need this for?
post #34 of 51
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Alright guys. So please look at the pic attached,

So Basically I need a 2xRCA Male to 3.5mm Male cable, Then I plug the 2xRCA to the Upper Red&White jacks (Auxiliary), and the 3.5mm to the audio jack in my mobo, then I plug the speakers, switch to Aux mode on the Aiwa system and I'm good to go?
Actually.. the funny part.. yes, that is exactly what to do. You plug your surround speakers into the red/white jacks marked surround (the top connectors above the spring speaker connectors). Your front speakers are then connected to the red/black spring clips, and based on the labeling on the output of the Aiwa, voilÃ*! quadraphonic surround sound.
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The connector on the end of that speaker cable is NOT for plugging into a bulk standard unamped RCA socket.

It is a manufacturer's choice to solder on the end of a regular speaker wire pair (+/-) to make connection to the amp easier. Best bet is to get yourself a nice amp and cut that connector off and just use the bare wire into clamp connectors.
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post #36 of 51
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…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.
eXACTLTY THIS
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The connector on the end of that speaker cable is NOT for plugging into a bulk standard unamped RCA socket.

It is a manufacturer's choice to solder on the end of a regular speaker wire pair (+/-) to make connection to the amp easier. Best bet is to get yourself a nice amp and cut that connector off and just use the bare wire into clamp connectors.
I'm not so sure that the RCA connectors marked surround speakers isn't amped. The labeling says "speakers 8-16 ohms", that tells me the two RCA connectors are amped. The lower two RCAs @ 32 Ohms may not be amped, as this is the impedence used for headphones.
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post #38 of 51
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Guys, just to clarify afew things.. in case you didn't know

1. Each Aiwa Speaker's got 3 wires: the 2 bare wires are for the bottom jacks, I stick the bare end inside the black&red jacks, lock and then I have bass. Then I have a blue RCA wire which I connect to the jack where it says "High Frequency Speakers". Do the same with the other speaker and voila, 2 speakers + bass.

2. I didn't really plug anything into the Surround Speakers Jack. I dont think it works very good, any idea why? Anyway, I have a way around this, so basically all I need from this Aiwa system is for it to amplify the 2 Aiwa Speakers connected into it, being able to use on my computer.

So I suppose there won't be any problem letting the Aiwa system run 2 speakers+bass as described above, on my computer with 2xRCA Male to 3.5mm Male?

P.S. : And yes, I'm aiming for no more than a Quadraphonic 4.1 System
Edited by HunT3R.! - 2/13/11 at 9:38am
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2. I didn't really plug anything into the Surround Speakers Jack. I dont think it works very good, any idea why? Anyway, I have a way around this, so basically all I need from this Aiwa system is for it to amplify the 2 Aiwa Speakers connected into it, being able to use on my computer.

So I suppose there won't be any problem letting the Aiwa system run 2 speakers+bass as described above, on my computer with 2xRCA Male to 3.5mm Male?
3.5mm to 2xRCA is fine, plugged into the green plug of your mobo audio. Regarding the surround sound jacks on the back of the Aiwa, make sure you are plugging in speakers that have an impedence rating between 8 and 16 Ohms. Some speakers are 4 Ohms, and that may be the reason they don't sound good. It takes twice as much power to drive 4 Ohm speakers than it takes to drive 8 Ohm speakers to the same "volume", assuming similar efficencies. Based on the label near the surround jacks, the amp probably can't handle 4 Ohm speakers.
Edited by xandypx - 2/13/11 at 11:25am
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post #40 of 51
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I dont know why it doesn't work though I have tried plugging 8ohm Speakers into the Surround jack and I dont get any sound, while plugging the same speakers to the High-Frequency jack works great.
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