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Old 03-10-2007, 04:20 PM
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Default Need to run BOSE speakers from my PC...

Have four failry beefy BOSE speakers. Two ply bare wire connectors.

Want to play music from my PC over them.

What kind of amp connects to a PC and does anyone know of any I can get online?

Ta, in advance.

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:19 PM
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Have four failry beefy BOSE speakers. Two ply bare wire connectors.

Want to play music from my PC over them.

What kind of amp connects to a PC and does anyone know of any I can get online?

Ta, in advance.

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You just need to take audio out of your Pc from the headphone or audio outs. Into an Amp then to power your speakers.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:54 PM
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You just need to take audio out of your Pc from the headphone or audio outs. Into an Amp then to power your speakers.
Thanks, yes, but the amp's I've seen around town (Cork) are in the 400 yo yo marks.

Is there anything cheaper / online / other option?

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Old 04-10-2007, 10:36 PM
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http://www.thomann.de id say is the cheapest.

Youll have to match wattaqe and impedance and all that lark.

If your using 4 speakers it might be worth having a surrond setup with the 4.
Youll need a soundcard that has surround sound outputs though.
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:29 AM
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http://www.thomann.de id say is the cheapest.

Youll have to match wattaqe and impedance and all that lark.

If your using 4 speakers it might be worth having a surrond setup with the 4.
Youll need a soundcard that has surround sound outputs though.
I dunno though - thomann doesn't really do hi-fi stuff.

Presumably your talking about Bose stereo speakers maybe like this :


rather than high power DJ type stuff :


and if so you can either buy two stereo amps - try cash converters, or argos - i know they have some shiny silver stereo amps for around €80/90 each. cheap as chips and god knows their quality control is probably shit, so you might you have trouble. i'm only speculating there though...you get what you pay for yadayada...

Or you could get a 5.1 amp and drive the speakers from the front/back left/right outputs.
I haven't a clue where to get good amps like that - and assume good quality powerful ones don't come cheap. buy What Hi-Fi? magazine and check them. or google and find out that way. Magazines are probably better for the environment in the long run.

Then on the PC side of things, you'll either have to make sure your PC has a 5.1 soundcard. check the back of the PC and if theres about 5/6 headphone size sockets clumped together then your in business.
If not, just buy yourself one. www.dabs.ie is good. something along these lines :
Terratec Aureon 5.1 FUN
I like that one because it says "FUN"
There's cheaper and more expensive. otherwise go buy one in PC World or somewhere. any one will do so long as its 5.1. Cheap ones all use the same chipset, and are more than likely fabricated in the same Chinese / Taiwanese factory. Terratec have been around for a long time, so you can probably trust them.

Then finally you'll need the right connection wires.
two RCA Phono-to-Jack cables should do the trick.



thats the ticket. plug 'em all in, turn up the volume, piss the neighbours off!

das ist uber-gud, ya?
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:51 AM
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Just out of interest are they these the type of speakers you have ?
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:38 PM
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rather than high power DJ type stuff :

Haha, being a dj, i automatically assumed those were the type when he said "beefy"!
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:25 PM
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Haha, being a dj, i automatically assumed those were the type when he said "beefy"!
Yeah, when you say Bose, thats first into everyones mind i'd say!

I have a set of Bose Interaudio 6" Bookshelf speakers.
They make CDs sound nice, but they're all mid-range boosted so they were shite as monitors. Trying to master on them was as fun as pissing against a gale force wind.

Now they live in my sitting room, and every night they go boom boom...
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:52 PM
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Aw heres mine now - bless their little cotton socks!
though mine sport a black slightly less tacky-70's style faux-wood on the
cabinets.


Grand speakers, but i'd love to get myself a nicer amp. a little Denon or Marantz. alas, i've better things to buy...

by the way, i just remembered pixmania.com do hi-fi stuff. i dunno about their range, but i got a camera off them a while back, and they were waaay cheaper than highstreet.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:55 PM
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This thread is going in the direction I like - I'll post a picture of the BOSE speakers tomorrow so we can get them wired up from your expert advice.

They're for an office - for sales presentations (slideshows with sound) - we said we'd spend the money rather than pay it on TAX!

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