Audio neds! Help required!

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Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Blast on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:25 pm

Hey folks, I run all of my music through a my laptop at home, which is connected to a 2.1 logitec setup via a mini jack connection (standard ipod headphone size for example)

I am looking into really getting something meatier, however I only have room for a 2.1 Setup. The speaker I am looking into require left/right input etc, so it's not something that I could wire right into my laptop audio output. I was wondering what is on the market that would allow me to go;


Laptop > ???? > left/right/sub


Your input (no pun intended) would be very much appreciated! <3
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Enigma on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:41 pm

Link the speaker. You could buy a 3 way reduction.
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Shuriken on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Wouldn't this work? I use one with cabled jacks on the end to be even lazier lol

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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Allan Ocelot on Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:03 pm

Buy a decent pair of Studio Monitors, once you have some they last a couple of years. An entry level pair will be about £150 but far superior to any 2.1 with sub equiv for the price.
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Blast on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:32 am

Thank you guys, I was thinking about getting a set of KRK Rokits, would they be easy to connect up?
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Shuriken on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:56 pm

Since your only output is the laptop headphone jack that's going to be your quality limiter. Rokits are nice but they won't increase the sound quality unless you were using tin cans with strings before lol. As for connecting them, they've got rca and trs connections. The rca connection is unbalanced so it could pick up noise so you're left with trs or xlr connections. In terms of hooking them up, you're in the same boat as before, each requiring an input, so you'd still need a stereo splitter from your laptop output
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Blast on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:00 pm

If the laptops headphone jack is going to be a quality limiter, would it be worth instead of running it via my laptop, getting some KRK Rokits through an amplification system and playing the high quality audio though 320kbps on my iphone through something like a dacmagic? I'm not after louder, i'm after the best possible quality audio, if the laptop headphone jack is going to limit the sound quality then i will find another means, the better quality speakers though are something i desperately want.
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Kaelan002 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:21 pm

I take it the laptop doesn't have digital out?
Some models have toslink (digital optical) built in through the standard headphone jack. It's mainly macbooks, but may be worth checking.
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby heuji on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:52 am

it would be worth investing in something like THIS if you really want decent sound.
that's only an example too. theres plenty external USB soundcards on the market to suit varying price ranges. the card in your laptop will be pretty bad. i wouldnt even say thats a brilliant card, when speaking from a true audiophile point of view, but it will be a hell of an improvement. you could even hook it directly up to your hi-fi etc.
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Re: Audio neds! Help required!

Postby Shuriken on Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:47 pm

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