How do I connect a speaker system to my computer?

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  1. bowengoh

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    I have no clue what to do. I have 2 speakers, the box thing that controls them. Can and how do I hook it up with my computer?
     
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    What kind of plug does it have for input to the system?
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    generally, most speaker systems will have a mini jack (1/8") connector that plugs into your sound card. You should have, audio out, headphone in/out, and audio in on most current systems/cards. If your speaker system has the mini jack, simply connect it to the audio out and you will be set. ADVICE: click on the speaker icon in the systray (by the clock), set the volume VERY LOW, like 10% maybe before connecting the speakers. This will save you sending "full power" to the speakers when you turn them on, in case the speakers are at full volume as well.

    If your speaker system has another type of connector, digital for instance, post up model numbers, or even pictures and we'll talk you in from there.
     
  4. Ronin

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    this thread reminds me i need to finish that tut and FAQ for the forum :hs:
     
  5. bowengoh

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  6. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    you didn't mention you were using a AV receiver to power the speakers. You should be able to use a Stereo RCA to Mini Jack adapter from the audio out on your computer to any of the inputs on the receiver, I would probably select CD. Set the receiver to the CD on the front and you should be good to go.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...=2032058&numProdsPerPage=20&parentPage=search is the type of adapter you'll need.
     
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