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Old 01-28-2004, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adapting regular speakers to a Computer port

What's up everyone, I'm knew here and looking for some help. I have a Dell optiplex gx270 up at school and i was wondering if their was any possible way to adapt the standard computer speaker port so that i could use 2 regular audio speakers.

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Old 01-28-2004, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you probably need a stereo component in the middle. if the speakers you have are from a stereo, hook them up there, and then use a cable to connect from the pc to the stereo. if your stereo accepts rca cables for aux-in, you can find a transformer from 1/4" to RCA at any electronics store for 5 bucks.
going directly might not work because of power differences(music inspeakers would be too low) and the fact that it's a pain in the butt to add a 1/4" connector to thespeaker cables.
more experienced users might have other solutions.

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Old 01-28-2004, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the info
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