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Old 18th November 2009, 00:39   #1
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My computer speakers got busted and was wondering about what to do.Suddenly I remembered about a pair of 4" Dual-cone car speakers which has been lying around for a long time and taking up space in my cupboard.

So is it possible to make a 2.0 system out of these speakers. Has anyone tried it?

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Old 18th November 2009, 07:31   #2
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you will need speaker boxes, and an amplifier.
not worth it IMHO
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At a pinch you could. As @greenhorn said, you will need to put them in boxes, otherwise there will be a lot of low-end cancellation (whatever low end a 4" can give).

If you intend to seriously listen to music, this isn't the setup. If you just want to hear some music without paying too much attention to sound quality, this is OK. However, be careful not to crank up volume too much - car speakers are generally 4 ohms, and will draw too much current from the low-power amps on the sound card / on-board sound section, making it ultimately go kaput.

You will need to solder RCA plugs to the speaker wire to be able to connect to the PC.
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OT, but my question is how to use Car stereo at home. I have Sony speakers and antena, all of them have -ve and +ve terninals that i have to put into the music system. Now the music system is not working well, I want to use my KRC-489 Baleno car stereo in place of music system.

I think I will need connectors, but I dont know what connectors.
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Old 18th November 2009, 13:40   #5
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thanks guys for the reply.
So does that mean if I can use those cheap small Chinese amps to connect these speakers.

@DerAlte- this is not my primary setup,I have a Inspire 5.1 which I use in my other computer.So this ones just a makeshift that's why I was thinking about doing this.
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However, be careful not to crank up volume too much - car speakers are generally 4 ohms, and will draw too much current from the low-power amps on the sound card / on-board sound section, making it ultimately go kaput.

You will need to solder RCA plugs to the speaker wire to be able to connect to the PC.

DA, are you sure we don't need an amp for this one ?
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OT, but my question is how to use Car stereo at home. I have Sony speakers and antena, all of them have -ve and +ve terninals that i have to put into the music system. Now the music system is not working well, I want to use my KRC-489 Baleno car stereo in place of music system.

I think I will need connectors, but I dont know what connectors.
hi, do u have aux in your system? if so u can easily use it at home. 12v 5amp stepdown transformer is required. PM me if u want details.
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I hereby declare the termination of the above mentioned speaker project as it was not economically feasible.
Thanks for all your replies.

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DA, are you sure we don't need an amp for this one ?
The built-in amp of the sound card can drive it to a certain extent. Can't go loud, but it is decently audible.
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if you are good at soldering, and can roll your own circuits, we should have a working amp kinda cheap
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Amps are available for as low as 300 bucks, boxes for your speakers should be around 400, for a total of 700, you will get a pretty decent sound. Moreover you would have found some use for the speakers lying idle.
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Amps are available for as low as 300 bucks, boxes for your speakers should be around 400, for a total of 700, you will get a pretty decent sound. Moreover you would have found some use for the speakers lying idle.
I am not able to find cheap amps.I could have got it easily in Dubai but here in Kerala I am not able to find one.
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thakaraparamb
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thakaraparamb
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Thanks dude. sure will do that when I come to TVM.
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I think you should be able to find a 2.0 computer speaker for less than 500. Unless of course, you DO want to use your car speakers. You should pay a visit to a local shop selling computer hardware or selling electronic components. Like greenhorn said, Thakaraparamb in TVM will be a good option. I am sure you can find a lot of shops in Kollam too.

Here, I found an internet shopping link for you, if you are a net shopper.

Intex speakers

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