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Old 24th March 2007, 08:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to connect a set of loudspeakers to computer..

I noticed I have a set of old speakers (Community CSX35-S2) sitting around in my basement and I would love to connect them to my computer. I also have an amplifier (Peakey CS400X) to power both speakers. I was wondering how to connect my computer to the amp then to the speakers. Someone please help me out.

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Old 24th March 2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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If you know how to connect the Peavey, you simply need an interconnect from the (normally green) output female jack of the PC to the amplifiers input.

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Old 24th March 2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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Sorry, but please bare with me. I am complete newbie with this whole audio thing. How do I interconnect the two? do i need an adapter of some sort? and also where are the inputs for the amp.
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Old 24th March 2007, 10:21 AM   #4
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Take a pic of the back of your amp showing the connections, and we will be able to help more effectively.
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Old 24th March 2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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You will need a stereo 3.5 mm mini jack to RCA cable, then stick on the ends of that a couple of RCA to 1/4 mono Phono jack adaptors. This lead will now connect your pc to your amplifier. You plug the 3.5mm mini jack end into the computer soundcard line out, then the other end into one of the holes marked "high Z input", one in channel A and the other in channel B. Your speakers connect to the connections marked "outputs". Do you have speaker leads? Make sure the buttons marked PL2 are switched out, and that the mode switch is set to "stereo". Be careful with the volume controls at first, this is a powerful amp.
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Old 24th March 2007, 10:27 AM   #6
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Default back of the amp

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Old 24th March 2007, 10:43 AM   #7
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Wow, pretty complex amp....I don't know the amp at all, but I think you need one cable from minijack to two mono jacks to go from your PC to the amp. And two mono jackplugs to connect your speakers....

The banana connection (red-black screw terminals...) seems to only output in bridge mode....

So you connect one speaker to the one, the other to the other rusty jack (where there's a '!' in a triangle...) and I think you should use the jacks where it says 'inputs', not the high Z input....

I also think all the switches are in the right position....
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Old 24th March 2007, 10:53 AM   #8
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I think the inputs that are marked "inputs" are for the built in crossover, not for normal use. Also, the red and black banana terminals will be for normal stereo or bridge mode. The photo is of one channel only, here is the whole back panel
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Old 24th March 2007, 11:32 AM   #9
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Here is a more visual explanation of the above.

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Old 24th March 2007, 03:14 PM   #10
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Hi,

looks ok Hugo, thanks, maybe another a pic from the top of the amp, looks interesting anyway....

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