#1
So I'm looking to hook my mp3 player up to a couple of old speakers. The kind where you need the two loose ends of the speaker wire plugged into the back to play. So I think i've found an amplifier that can make this work, but i'm just making sure.
So the amp I found has an "audio in" socket, just making sure that I can plug my mp3 player into that.
And the amps resistance is 4 ohms. Now this is where i'm not sure if it will work. I have two speakers, and each of them is 8 ohms, and each of them has a seperate wire into the amp. So my question is if the speakers can work with the amp. Thanks for the help.
#2
just buy some new effin speakers.

otherwise, i donno.
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Quote by si!
So I'm looking to hook my mp3 player up to a couple of old speakers. The kind where you need the two loose ends of the speaker wire plugged into the back to play. So I think i've found an amplifier that can make this work, but i'm just making sure.
So the amp I found has an "audio in" socket, just making sure that I can plug my mp3 player into that.
And the amps resistance is 4 ohms. Now this is where i'm not sure if it will work. I have two speakers, and each of them is 8 ohms, and each of them has a seperate wire into the amp. So my question is if the speakers can work with the amp. Thanks for the help.

It depends on the audio in. If it's a 1/8" socket, then go ahead with an 1/8" patch cable. If it's a RCA in, you'll need a 1/8" to RCA cable - they aren't very expensive at all.
Your amp can output a certain amount of power (in watts) into a load with an impedance of 4 ohms. By using 8 ohm speakers it will work fine, but you won't get the best volume levels.
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#4
wha

just get a cable from any music store, their like a pound. its a cable with 2 headphone jacks on either side, simple as. make sure the volume on speakers is a decent level, then set mp3 volume.
#5
Get the 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo to RCA adapter. You can get one for a few dollars. Ohms won't mean much.
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Get the 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo to RCA adapter. You can get one for a few dollars. Ohms won't mean much.


Umm, yes they do. Do you have any basic understanding on how amplifiers work?
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#7
yeah I would just go to a computer store and get a nice set.you can get a good one pretty cheap! It's also great to hear someone who's using computer speaker's instead of some ipod speaker crap like me!
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Umm, yes they do. Do you have any basic understanding on how amplifiers work?


Yea, I am pretty knowledgeable with electronics. The ohm thing I don't quite understand but it shouldn't matter should it? The speakers will work fine.
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