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I'd like to use my old speakers (of my old radio) for my computer.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vincent, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to use my Panasonic Speakers of my old radio for my PC (Windows 7 SP1 64-bit) but the wires are connected to my radio as shown on this picture:
    IMG00060-20110423-1322.jpg

    It are 2 speakers, 1 speaker uses 4 wires. Now, I was wondering if there was a piece of software that converts those 8 wires to 1 input that I can insert in my PC.

    I hope that you can help me because I need it badly :S

    Thanks in advance,
    Vincent
     
  2. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  3. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    It will never sound like it does on your hifi
    unless you run a FX card or something just as good
     
  5. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    Unlike PC speakers there is no amplification from the speakers. The amplification would come from your hi-fi unit. So the answer is that unless you get a decent soundcard with its own amp inbuilt (usually an external soundcard) then you will get very very low volume if you do this. Its not simply a case of modifying wires.
     
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  6. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    An FX you will even struggle with. As far as I know there are none with a build in amp other than headphone amps which are not even close to what you are after.
     
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  7. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    I run a FX with my Leak2060 speakers runs just fine tho the FX is a top of the line one :)
     
  8. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Lol, I did it :D

    Appearently everything at my Radio is broken but the AUX ports, so I just connected the AUX with my computer and it still works :p
     
  9. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    One question springs to mind here? Are these shielded speakers, if not, will they be placed near your computer monitor. If yes, they do have to be proper shielded speakers designed for being placed near a monitor otherwise get ready to buy a new one soon because of magnetic distortion.​
     
  10. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    My speakers are standing at the ground, my monitor is at my desk, there must be a 60-70cm distance between my monitor and speakers.

    I guess that is enough? :)
    Thanks for the advice though
     
  11. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Surely that only applies for CRTs?
     
  12. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you'll be fine. It's only if they are very near you monitor, like at each side of it on your desk.
     
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  13. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    You know, I'm not sure about that one, good question? That was something I wondered about when writing the reply, as I was thinking about CTR old monitors here. Not sure what the script is with new LCD's
     
  14. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    Then either the FX has its own amp or it is quieter than they should be and Leak 2060's are build for an amp. (Sorry, sound geek LOL)

    Thats the way to do it :D .... Glad you managed to use your amp. Have had this kind of setup before myself but use a couple of studiophile monitor speakers nowadays as its the way I can hear the detail during production to work out the rubbish LOL
     
  15. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    All I know is it works and its loud and sounds awesome :D
     
  16. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    LOL ... Which at the end of the day is what counts :D
     
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  17. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    They are used for the media pc in the front room (mainly because I need somewhere for them huge speakers) She is always trying to get me to bin them o_O .... She just don't understand Classics :D
     
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  18. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I really love playing Dubstep with these speakers :p
    My trashcan moved like 5cm since the day I got the speakers :D
     

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