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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2012, 06:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

Let me just say upfront that I've never done DIY work before, this is my first endeavor so be easy on the noob? XD

I have a pair of old Sony APM-D4 speakers, and I'd like to have them running on my PC, since I'm using headphones now and I'm a big music geek.

Here's my PC audio info:

Audio Chipset: IDT 92HD206
Audio IO: (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in)

I think I need to convert the bare wires in my speakers to work with 3.5mm ports, my questions is what kind of converter cables I might need? and how exactly to do this?

Here are a couple of pics of my Speakers and their wires:

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Thanks for your help in advance.
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What you need is an amplifier or a receiver. Use a 3.5 to rca cable and plug that into the receiver and then connect the speakers to the receiver. You can pick a receiver up used on Craigslist for under $50.
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Parts Express has some decent chip amps for a reasonable price too.

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Thanks guys for the quick replies, I'll scour the Internetz soon for a good amp and hit the local RadioShack for the cable.
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Thanks guys for the quick replies, I'll scour the Internetz soon for a good amp and hit the local RadioShack for the cable.

Hit your local $ store and get the cable for a buck.
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