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Found 5 speakers and subwoofer. New to home audio

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by james888, Mar 29, 2012.

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    I found a box of some 5 speakers, as subwoofer, and a ton of speaker wire. I then thought, well gee, I don't have any speakers for my main computer right now. Why don't I try to hook these up to it. Well pretty soon I figured out I couldn't. They all have those red and black speaker wire hookups. So I then looked up on how to connect to my computer. Turns out I need a receiver.

    So if anyone could suggest a cheap receiver that I could use these with, that would be appreciated. I tried googling it but I did not know what to look for. I don't even know if I will use them. The receiver must be cheap.

    The motherboard is a msi p67 gd53 with these audio specs

    Audio
    • Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
    - Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
    - Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
    - Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

    More specs here http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD53--B3-.html#/?div=Detail
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    First, do you have a HDMI (on motherboard or GPU) or s-pdif out on you motherboard? If yes, then I simply buy a cheap reciever that is 7.1 or 5.1 and plug all those red and black cables accordingly to the receiver's layout. Then use a s-pdif cable or if you plan to use HDMI, which would provide audio as well as video directly.
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    As the mother board has support for optical out (that little green tab next to the orange hook up under the KB/Mouse connectors), I would look for a receiver that supports that, also since its a set of 5 speakers and a sub woofer, was probably a 5.1 set sold together, so would look for a receiver that supports 5.1 output. On one of the speakers it might have a note of how powerful the speakers are, might want to write that down so you don't buy a receiver that is too powerful and blow out the speakers.
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    Quoted from an amazon review. Lol wow
    "BEST FOR PORN MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR RIGHT IN THERE WITH THE VIDEO A+++

    REALLY EXCITED ME TO HEAR EVERY SOUND AND THOSE BEHIND ME WITH THE MINI SPEAKERS

    AND IT KEEPS GOING AND GOING A+++"

    Just wow. Some people
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    The link I listed above has more than enough power to power those speaker of yours. You don't have to worry.
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