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Old 13th January 2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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Is it possible for me to take my powered sub that I disconnected from my HT system and somehow get it to work with my PC audio?
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Old 13th January 2006, 11:15 PM   #2
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just use a reciever for your computer .. then you can use whatever speakers you want : )
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Old 14th January 2006, 05:52 AM   #3
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It is possible....add a mixer/preamp using opamp..low pass filter may be needed if ur sub lacks one,,Do post full details....incl ur pc o/p's...whether it has sub o/p on board
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Old 14th January 2006, 06:23 PM   #4
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just use a reciever for your computer .. then you can use whatever speakers you want : )
Are you saying I would need to get an HT receiver to do this? Can't I just find a device that is real small like a router that will allow me to make my audio connections?
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Old 14th January 2006, 06:39 PM   #5
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nothing made for a computer has a RCA output for a sub ... to my knowledge. not even the big $ soundblaster audigy now it does have outputs for a computer surround sound setup with sub but not a rca output the only way i would do this is to get a reciever... and use a headphone plug to rca adapter and use that to yer reciever .... thats the way i do it anyways ...
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Old 14th January 2006, 06:44 PM   #6
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What kind of receiver are we talking here? Just a basic stereo receiver. I was hoping I could do this w/o spending a buttload of $$$$$$. I just upgraded my whimpy HT sub and now its just sitting in my closet.
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Old 14th January 2006, 07:01 PM   #7
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id hit up garage sales etc... find a older ht reciever... a stereo receiever wont have the sub output ... also try
www.craigslist.com in youre area...
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Old 14th January 2006, 07:12 PM   #8
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Well I guess this is a waste then oh well. I really don't want a receiver next to my PC. I'll just get a 3-way PC audio system instead. Something like this. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1055388012457
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Old 14th January 2006, 09:00 PM   #9
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You can get RCA out from your computer. M-Audio makes audiophile grade sound cards and audio capturing devices. It has a dongle that plugs into the sound card that then outputs in to thier respective channels.

A 7.1 surround sound card can be had for under $100 street price.
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Old 14th January 2006, 09:49 PM   #10
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hmm for the $100 ... id rather do a reciever .. just to have the option to use anyspeakers i wanted... but thats just me
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