MP3 Computer to Speakers without an amp?

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  1. Peter L

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    Hi, I want to be able to play MP3s from my computer to my prewired amplified ceiling speakers. All I have by my computer is a wall plate with a red and black speaker jack (not RCA) and they go directly to the ceiling speakers. I would imagine I have to use the green speaker plug from my computer to output the MP3s. Is there an adapter to go from mini stereo to the wall plate?
    I don't want to have to connect to an amp/receiver.

    Thanks,

    Peter
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    You shoudl be sure the speakers are self-amplified (just wondering why anyone would put pre-amped speakers connected to a wall plate with normal speaker temrinals).

    If those speakers aren't amplified, You will be pushing less than a volt- this output from the computer could barely drive a set of headphones, let alone speakers.

    You need some device to amplify the signal, and again i'd be curious why it is using a typically non-amplified connection for an amplified speaker...

    -vince
     
  3. Joe L.

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    I agree... something does not sound right. An amplified speaker would normally have an RCA jack as an input and a volume/level control of some kind. Your wall plate by the computer sounds like one used for un-amplified speakers.

    What brand/model "amplified speakers" do you have in your ceiling? Perhaps that will assist us in identifying what you have to work with.
     

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