Can I use pc speaker for hdtv?

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  1. Ludwig

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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The majority of pc speakers can be used on whatever you want to hook them up to.

    But the problem is that once in a while, you get a manufacturer that plays games with proprietary connectors.

    I would try to find somewhere that you can see them in person in advance. If they have standard audio plugs, you'll be fine.

    So long story short, you probably can. At worst, you should only have to get a 1/8" (same as 3mm) jack to stereo rca cable like this for each stereo set:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-6-1-4-6-3mm...ryZ32838QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    But the Logitechs might even come with them.
     
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    those speakers sound like shit. Do not embarrass yourself with those on a hdtv. I wouldn't even let them near my computer.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Jolly brings up a good point.

    Do yourself a favor and head to a place that has a bunch of them setup for listening.

    That way you can avoid buying something that's going to sound crappy.
     
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    I'm a slut for neutral response, so I'm going to recommend the JBL LSR4328P studio monitor. They have cloth dome tweeters and 8" woofers, and they have every type of audio hookup known to man -- though the only one you'll need is S/PDIF. Furthermore, they come with a microphone that you plug into the lefthand speaker, press a button, run and hide, and the speakers go "BWOOOP!" really loudly and adjust themselves (via the microphone) to compensate for the resonance of the room. I've never heard sound so clear in my life as I have from these speakers.

    The downside is they cost $700 per speaker, but frankly, they're an investment -- you will never, ever need to buy another set of speakers again. Even your kids won't need to buy speakers.
     
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    $700 per speaker? Goddamn.:eek3:
     
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    i'm so glad i'm not so anal about sound quality as you guys.
     
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    I think of the sound-sluts in this thread, I am the only one that can actually say they do have a nice set of studio monitors (and the pro-audio card to drive them).


    That being said, not a single person has been anything short of amazed at the fidelity heard through my setup. I have taken logitech sackriders and made them audio-slaves in 10 seconds.
     
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    Well I don't have them hooked up to my computer, but I do own
    two pairs of Dynaudio's as well as a pair of Dynaudio subs.
    The second pair almost doesn't count, since I have some shitty woofers in them.
    But the main pair is all Dynaudio.
    24-100/D-52/D260
    The subs have 2x 30W100's in each cabinet.

    I'm pretty sure I win.

    :)
     
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    not at all. Read up online. My monitors in particular are rated extremely well for production high-end studios.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Dynaudio is the F1 of speaker driver manufacturers.

    When I put my set together, it was a two part version of the Consequence which sold for over 20k a pair at the time.

    They've got a high end speaker that retails for 20k - for the center speaker.

    (The Evidence)
     
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    and no pro-audio studios use em :mamoru:
     
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    which is not what you have... so what's the point?
     
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    You would burn your speakers if you heard mine in person.
     
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    you mean the ones you don't have hooked up?
     
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    I don't own the JBLs yet, but my dad has a pair. They're fantastic.

    And yeah, $700 per speaker is expensive, but consider if you buy $50 speakers every couple of years, you'll end up spending more on cheap speakers over the course of your life than the JBLs would cost, AND you won't get to hear your music in crystal clarity either.

    Buck up and buy some really good speakers -- if not the JBL studio monitors, then at least a nice set of Infinitys. We've got those too -- though I do think my dad's old British Sonic Research speakers with integrated 15" subs are still the warmest-sounding unregulated speakers I've ever heard.
     
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    Hehehe, touche you bastid.

    :mamoru:


    In all fairness, I've tried to figure out how I could run them with my pc, but it just wouldn't work.

    My desk is too wide, so they just wouldn't be positioned right.

    So I just run them at the side of my tv off of my stereo.
     
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    I *HAVE* really good speakers. I do not need the JBLs.
     

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