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Old 4th July 2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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hi i just got my new pro amp today skytec 6950 500 rms X 2 channels at 4 ohms.

I want to connect my pc to my pro amp i do have rca (phono) input on the pro amp.

I do not have any disco speakers or any speakers that take the out speakon connector from the pro amp, could i not just buy some speakon cable and cut the end off and wire directly to a 4ohm speaker with rms matched obviously.

do i need a equalizer i do have a old jvc amp with equalizer.
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Old 4th July 2007, 05:04 PM   #2
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IS Phono the only RCA input you have? Phono will not work with you PC's sound cards output. If you have a AUX in / CD / Tuner / Line on your amp simply purchase (or make yourself) a cable to connect your pc's sound card (probably a 1/8" phone jack) to the RCA in's on your amp. Yes you can buy one long speakon cable and cut it in half and connect to from your amp to each respective speaker. you dont "NEED" an equalizer there should be one on your computers media player (ex. winamp, windows media etc...)
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Old 4th July 2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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k dn could i connect my hifi cd player to the pro amp via rca (phono leads).
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Old 4th July 2007, 05:39 PM   #4
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your pc soundcard probably uses the small jack output (forgotten what its called exactly, but its about 1.5-2cm in length and has 3 strips of metal on it).
This will be fine, buy some jack to rca leads from B&Q or wherever you know they sell them and plug in, be careful of sound level on pc, if you have some attenuator or level control on the amp turn it (or them down).

As for the speakon connector, fine to strip the end off and connect just make sure you use the right leads within the speakon wire.

Cd player will work through the phono, pretty sure phono = RCA socket type so no probs but again you will need a level adjuster on the power amp or it will be very loud.

Hope this helps

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Old 4th July 2007, 06:00 PM   #5
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joka22 is right you MUST have a level adjuster or else you will get nasty clipping and distortion

the phono input is meant for Record Players only! Line level inputs expect a preamplified signal and therefore do not ampliify the signal as much. A Phono input expects a NON-amplified signal and there fore amplifies the signal much more inside your amp. You computer/cd player/ tape player/ mp3 player etc... would all be considered a Line Level signal. the only thing you should plug into your phono input is a record player

UNLESS

you have some sort of box connected between the computer and phono input to attenuate the signal ( a basic volume control would work )

what are the other signal inputs on your amp?

Dave
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Old 4th July 2007, 07:46 PM   #6
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http://www.theelectronicsshop.co.uk/...%20tec6950.htm

this is the pro amp i got, on the picture it will show the back of the amp with connectors i hope you can give me more infor on how to connect this amp .

I bought this amp for listening to music from my pc or my philips (digital/analogue ) cd player.

i just want the amp for you know home and not dj i just bought it cos it is 1000 rms watts and should keep me happy with noise level.
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Old 4th July 2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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It would apear they called the RCA phono plugs, and that all 3 inputs are line-level... as oposed to phono level... as said before phono signals get amplified much more... some cartridges produce their full spectrum in only 3mv, and also the signal is heavily eaqalised to counter LP limitations.

You should be able to find the right cable very easy...
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Old 4th July 2007, 08:41 PM   #8
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to be honest now i am confused i am getting diffrent answers

can anyone show me like picture of the cable that is needed it could be for the hifi cd player to the amp or from the pc to the amp.
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Old 4th July 2007, 09:57 PM   #9
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What you need is a 3.5mm stereo to twin RCA/Phono cable.

eg Maplin L32BA.


People here have mis-interpreted "Phono" to mean a vinyl input - these have special RIAA equalisation and are only suitable for use with turntables.
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Old 4th July 2007, 10:17 PM   #10
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jaycee is right.

http://www.daydeal.com/files/images3/blk_rca_cable.jpg

sorry for the misinterpretation, RCA plugs are also known as "Phono" plugs, but not often reffered to them as such. I was wondering why a record player input would be on a newer amp. anyways happy listening
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