Speakers - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-06-2012, 02:38 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
emilesmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I want to make my own speakers system and what i have at the moment is 2 Akai 45W (recomended power) speakers and the 2 normal computer speakers that has a power cable that works with a USB cable and the normal 3.5 mm jacks to connect the two with. Now what I want to do is connect those with eachother bur i am not sure if i will need a external power sorce to make it work? And what steps do i follow to make it work? I want to be able to plug it into my laptop. Much help needed. Thanks a lot in advance...
emilesmith is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-06-2012, 04:29 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Elihawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Posts: 2,451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked: 156
Not sure the Akai speakers are worth much effort! However, those are in not powered and would require an Amp!

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
Elihawk is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-06-2012, 10:32 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
emilesmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
It is old speakers that my father gave me or that i actually took. So there is nothing else that I can do then?
emilesmith is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-06-2012, 11:07 PM
Advanced Member
 
jevans64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 54
If you want to connect these to a computer you will need either 3.5mm splitter cables for quadraphonic or a 3.5mm to RCA [ depending on what you do to POWER them ] cable. You'll need some type of amp. There are lots of stereo amps out there but avoid getting an amp made for car audio. The Emotiva mini-X a-100 amplifier is a small, compact stereo amp used mainly for PA systems. It is 50 watts x 2 and costs $180. You could also look for a stereo receiver but those are fairly large units. You can also get something like the Yamaha RX-V371. It is a 5-channel receiver but would work fine as a stereo receiver. Costs $180. Just depends on whether you want something small and basic or something larger with more options for future upgrades in speakers.

Link ... http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

Link ... Yamaha RX-V371BL ... http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V371BL-5-1-Channel-V-Receiver/dp/B004QQXDVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354863803&sr=1-1&keywords=Yamaha+RX-V371

HD-DVD = 94
Blu-Ray = 120 ( 24 Warner red2blu )
jevans64 is offline  
Reply Speakers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off