Hooking up additional speakers

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Old 03-23-03, 06:07 AM
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Hooking up additional speakers

DO YOU KNOW HOW I CAN HOOK UP ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS TO A DELL 4400? I've already got the standard two champagne speakers and woofer for this system, but would like to hook up at least two additional speakers in an adjacent room.
 
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The best way to hook-up more than small desktop speakers is to use an external stereo receiver (btw, if you need one, I have one I want to get rid of - it's Sony ) Basically, what you want to do, is use your headphone/line-out/speaker out to one of your inputs on the receiver (you'll probably need an adapter to do this - as most receivers have RCA inputs and sound cards use 1/8" headphone size jacks.) Most receivers also have 2 speaker outputs. If you have a Surround Receiver you will also have center out as well as rear out. This also allows you to use much bigger speakers than just the tiny desktop speakers that come with computers.

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Old 03-24-03, 08:14 PM
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You could also go to any electronics store(i.e. radioshack) and get a dual adapter and run both sets of speakers from it, or yeah, just run it to your home stereo and out from there.
 
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SONY amp for sale?

Hi Brandon:

What are you asking for on that Sony amplifier that you're
looking to get rid of?

Jeff in Boston, MA
 
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The output of the sound card won't really handle 2 sets of speakers. It's far too weak. What you need is a 40W Radio shack amplifier, preferably with dual outputs, and then connect the PC speakers and the other speakers to it. The only "problem" is that both speakers will need to have volume controls otherwise you'll have to go back to the computer every time you're using the "other" speakers and want to change the volume.
 
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