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Connecting computer speakers to mixer?

Teufel-man

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Is it possible to connect computer speakers to a mixer? If so what cables would i need to buy? and i dont need an amp then right?
 

Eclectic

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One...they will sound like ass...most speakers can't get all the frequencies and shit you'll need....but you just have to get a 1/8th to RCA adapter.
 

HaliBubba

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this should probably go in the g33k forum and since i'm a sound and computer g33k.. if your computer speakers has an adapter that you have to plug into the wall, then yes, they are self-powered and contains it's own amp so you don't need one.

also, it depends on what type of mixer. Typically if you are just talking about your average bedroom dj mixer, the line-outputs should be an rca connector. Your computer speakers should have a male 1/8" phono plug.

So the cable you need is a female 1/8" stereo phono jack to 2 male rca connectors. I have two of these cables and you should be able to find it at active surplus with alittle digging. Probably cost you about $5.

I bought myself a logitech thx computer speaker system and made it into a home theatre only cost me $80, not including said cable. Pimp sound for a fraction of what a high-end thx home theatre would cost me.
 

Teufel-man

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alright thanks for your help. I'm planning on getting the logitech X-530 speakers. is this a good idea? will they be good enough to hook up to turn tables or should i get something better?
 
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TheRunningBoard

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Teufel-man said:
alright thanks for your help. I'm planning on getting the logitech X-530 speakers. is this a good idea? will they be good enough to hook up to turn tables or should i get something better?
I think that answer is pretty subjective. Real audiophiles will tell you no, but the post above is happy with his (her?) computer speakers for a home theatre..soooooooooooooooo it depends on what you will settle for and your budget. Not sure if that counts as good input, sorry.
 

octo

TRIBE Member
Teufel-man said:
logitech X-530 speakers. is this a good idea?
why are you going to hook up a 5.1 speaker set up to a stereo mixer?

check these out

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/P...egory=Floor+Standing+Speakers&product=4012004

if you're budget is bigger check

http://www.yorkville.com/products.asp?type=29&cat=47&id=265

want higher fidelity? get a decent 2 channel amp and these

http://www.axiomaudio.com/m2i_main.html

or these

http://www.yorkville.com/products.asp?type=33&cat=20&id=118
 

kyfe

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I would not hook up computer speakers to a mixer and trust me I have an all digital setup and used to have everything running thru an A&H xone62.

the best setup while intigrating your computer would be to run everything through a receiver and use bookshelf monitors. the logitec's as nice as they are are not meant for what you are trying to do and in the end you'll go out and eventually buy the setup i've suggested.

there will be a few challenges to what your are asking
A) SQ will be ass
B) there will be some problems with the range of sound I.e you may not hear all the bass since the logi's have a sep sub could cause some bass trip while mixing and make beat matching more difficult
C) eventually you will blow the speakers
D) it's a surround sound setup
 
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