#1
and I want to modify them so I can put them in my computer.

The speaker wires look like this:

Basic speaker wire

and the wire that would connect into my computer looks like this:

Basic 3.5mm wire

however I could probably find 3.5mm wire with 2 smaller wires side by side (negative and positive I'm guessing)

so, my questions are:

1. if I stripped the wires of a 3.5mm tip that has 2 smaller wires side by side, then could I hook one of these speakers up to my computer?

2. would this work without me having to buy anything (aka just using stripped tips of various wires?)

thanks a lot
#3
Dude, horrible pictures.

Just buy a decent system is my advice. =)

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Z-2300-THX-Certified-Speaker-Subwoofer/dp/B0002SQ2P2/ref=sr_1_5?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285874021&sr=8-5

I have these, they've just got a headphone size plug, so it's great for taking out to parties or kickbacks or whatever and hooking up to an ipod, and that sub kicks man.
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#4
Get a stereo receiver and put the speaker cables in that, then from the stereoreciver use a cable to your computer.
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#5
Quote by DisasterMatt

so, my questions are:

1. if I stripped the wires of a 3.5mm tip that has 2 smaller wires side by side, then could I hook one of these speakers up to my computer?

2. would this work without me having to buy anything (aka just using stripped tips of various wires?)

It sounds like you don't know enough about this stuff to be meddling with it. I'd recommend going to a mom and pop electronic parts store and asking how you'd go about it; they will usually be really helpful. Sure, you could buy a new speaker, but if you do this not only will you have a one-of-a-kind computer speaker, but a new skill as well.
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^ what he said...
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#7
It would give off near very little sound or none at all

-the speaker itself is running off the output the computer gives (not much to power with at all)
-the sound signal comps send out are relatively small
-no preamp/volume on the speaker to increase volume
=the output on the comp sends signals (the speaker recieves sound in the negative side ((including the electricit))y and returns elec through its positive end, ) So naturally you cant pair them up


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ifyou want this to work you would need a power supply for the speaker

how it should go

computer sends signal , signal is recieved by this 'power supply' and the power supply will send power to the speaker along with the sound signal mixed in.
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#8
those pics are so blurry i couldnt tell if they were wires at all
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Quote by Kensai
Get a stereo receiver and put the speaker cables in that, then from the stereoreciver use a cable to your computer.

This. I do the same thing with some speakers like that for my TV. Hooked them up to my surround sound box, and to the TV from there
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you need an amplifier. Those speakers are passive, that is, they are just speakers. the output power from your computer is tiny, if you put the right plug on the end of that cable you'd barely hear anything.
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#12
The sound card > receiver idea works perfectly. Do that. Especially since you don't seem to know enough about this to take a shot a re-routing. As stated, the current setup of your computer would be useless with those kind of speakers. By a receiver, and get/use an appropriate sound card. If you need recommendations, let me know.
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Quote by DisasterMatt
yeah i tried it and it didn't work.

scrapped.


Yup. your options are quite simple..

A. Buy a speaker amplifier (send the sound signal from your comp into the amp, amp powers the speakers)

or B. buy some powered speakers with a built in amp

example - http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1962&brandID=2
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