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  1. Dr. Funk

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    Hey guys,

    I want to setup an MP3 station for my cottage which I use on a weekend basis.
    What I was thinking was having an shitty computer with decent harddrive space and a CD-Rom (used to add new songs) with nothing loaded on it but an OS and Winamp. I want to connect that to a receiver and then run a pair of speakers outdoors and a pair of speakers indoors.
    Connected to the CPU will be a 14" monitor and a keyboard and mouse.

    Will this work??? Is there an easier solution??

    Thanks guys. :bigthumb:
     
  2. You will need a good sound card too

    How shitty of a computer are we talking?
     
  3. hypnosmurf

    hypnosmurf blue member OT Supporter

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    Let's hug it out bitch!
    Why not just buy a dvd player that plays mp3's
     
  4. Dr. Funk

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    P2 400mz, 128RAM, 4.3GB. The reason why I want a shitty computer is because I don't want anyone breaking in and jacking it. Now can I get away with a regular sound card or does it require a REALLY nice one?

    BTW, I like the idea of a computer because then I can have a TON of songs without having to switch anything and I can keep adding.
     
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    I'm curious of what the answer is. Would the cable coming from the sound card go into an amp-then receiver- to speakers or is there a shortcut? :dunno:
     
  6. Dr. Funk

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    That streamer is cool but I had no idea one was needed.

    Is there a cable that I can run out my sound card and into the receiver??
     
  7. Mycophiles

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    Dr. Funk I'm no expert but I'll give you my advice.

    All you need IMO is an amp and the speaker system. Plug the RCA wires (regular RCA cables you can buy from best buy) from your soundcard into the amp and then run all your speakers off your amp.

    As to what type of sound card is required I have no idea. I have a 50$ Audigy Mp3 sound card and it runs off the same type system as I just described. From what I know all computer 5.1 'speaker systems' really are would be an amp built within a sub's box) and then 5 satallites coming from that.

    That's what I'm modeling my idea after anyway. I don't think you need a reciever unless you will be listening to the radio or have other components that you would like to use with the speaker system.
     
  8. Dr. Funk

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    What's the diff between an amp and reciever??
    Plus, there's only one jack out the sound card and two into the receiver right? So how would you connect the two?
     
  9. Dr. Funk

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    thanks Grumpy!
     

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