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anyone here have altec ada 880 4.1 spkrs?

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Lt. Max

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anyone here have altec lansing ada 880 4.1 spkrs?

i got these when i ordered my dell 2 yrs ago.. im gettin an audigy and was wondering how could i use the digital sound in it cause the spkrs use for digital this wierd connector that wont go into a normal vid card.. :|

thanks for any help

max
 
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woods

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nice work with paint.:D that is the same kind I have on some old speakers thatI have. You will probably have a hard time pushing those speakers with your comp if they are like mine. My speakers needed an amp that came with the sound sys I bought for my pc. they are just normal a/v jacks and can be convered with a coax-mini adapter plug.
 

woods

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yes but you may not push the speaker hard enough and possible mess it up. Under powering thm can hurt them just as much as over powering them.
 
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Lt. Max

Lt. Max

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what u mean pushing it hard enough.. wit my analog connection wit my current sound card i can pump it quite loud and maxed out bass and all.. not that i do it for more then 30 sec cause it hurts my ears hella.
 

woods

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diff speakers reguire diff watts just like they require diff ohms. normal comp speakers only run on about 5-10 watts and that is if they plug up to an outlet. speakers for a surround sys can use upwards of 45-80 watts of power. These are the ones that plug into something lik a sub or amp that is from there connected to the comp. The subs have amplifiers built into them. If you run a speaker that is designed for 45watts @ 10watts then the coil will not move its full range causing it to only travel a small portio of its intended range. this will cause it to heat up and possibly lock it up. check the watage unless they are expendable.
 
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Lt. Max

Lt. Max

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my ada 880 are 10 watt sattellites plug into the sub which is 40w 8 incher.. i guess it has amp built into it cause its pretty big.. and from there i have choice of analog (normal connector) or that wierd one to put into my sound card or somethng..