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Speakers straight to PC, no receiver?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   EricDeB

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Posted February 03 2008 - 10:35 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted February 03 2008 - 12:15 PM

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.

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted February 03 2008 - 02:17 PM

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

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Greg_R

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Posted February 04 2008 - 02:01 PM

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.