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Speakers straight to PC, no receiver?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by EricDeB, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. EricDeB

    EricDeB Well-Known Member

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    Hey I got a pair of paradigm atoms, and I have my receiver back home (I'm at college) and was just wondering if there is anyway to hook up my speakers straight to my PC and use my PC as an amplifier?

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. JohnRice

    JohnRice Well-Known Member

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    Since your PC doesn't have an audio amplifier, there is no way to "use it" as an amplifier. You can use the computer as a source, but the signal has to be amplified some way.
     
  3. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Well-Known Member

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    some companies have made amplifiers that fit into the pci slots of your computer. Low powered and not necessarily recommended.
     
  4. Greg_R

    Greg_R Well-Known Member

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    Go to a pawn shop and pick up a super-cheap 2ch stereo receiver... should cost your $25 or so. John's correct... you'll need an amplifier of some sort.
     

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