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MDF3530 
  Posted: 29-Dec-2006, 05:33 PM
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What kind of computer speakers do you use?

I took some of the money I got from Santa Claus and bought the Creative Inspire T3030 speakers for about $50 at Staples.

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2 satellite speakers
1 subwoofer
1 wired remote

The wired remote controls both the volume and bass level. It also has a headphone jack.

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I did do some shopping around, trying to get the best deal while avoiding the no-names. I see the Altec Lansing speakers that are about the same price still have the annoying hiss in the right satellite.


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Hi Mike,

I'm glad that you must have been a good boy last year to use part of your booty from Santa to buy what look like excellent speakers. To answer your question, I have an old (approximately seven years) set of Labtec 80609STs - they have a three inch mid-range and a two inch tweeter in each desktop speaker, and a whoping 10 inch base that's in a cabinet that measures 11 inches square and 15 inches high. The output ranges from 20 to 20,000 dbs, and despite the age, still has great clarity. thumbs_up.gif

The right stereo speaker has all the controls on it - treble, mid and bass adjustments, as well as the volume and the "3D Stereo Surround Sound" control. I like them very much and they've performed very well on every computer system I've ever hooked them to. I hope that you enjoy yours for years to come as much as I enjoy mine! smile.gif


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I almost wasn't going to post in here because what I pump my computer's audio through is rather in a whole different leauge from what most people have connected to their PC. But heck with it!

2 KLH 9915's

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2 KLH 911B's

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1 KLH 943PL

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Driven by a (1 year old this month) Integra DTR-6.6
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Currently fed a digital PCM stream from my PC by a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1

No, you don't see a sub listed. I get plenty of bass from those 15" woofers in the front.


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  Posted: 05-Jan-2007, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE (Aaediwen @ 04-Jan-2007, 07:12 PM)
I almost wasn't going to post in here because what I pump my computer's audio through is rather in a whole different leauge from what most people have connected to their PC. But heck with it!

2 KLH 9915's

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KLH 9915 Spec Sheet



2 KLH 911B's

user posted image
KLH 911B Spec Sheet

1 KLH 943PL

user posted image
KLH 943PL Spec Sheet

Driven by a (1 year old this month) Integra DTR-6.6
user posted image
Integra DTR-6.6 Spec Sheet

Currently fed a digital PCM stream from my PC by a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1

No, you don't see a sub listed. I get plenty of bass from those 15" woofers in the front.

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QUOTE (MDF3530 @ 05-Jan-2007, 05:43 PM)
Showoff biggrin.gif  laugh.gif  thumbs_up.gif !!!

I confess, yeah. But I just had to post. biggrin.gif I tried not to, really I tried. The bridge sales markets are closed today.

The thing is, I have only heard of others doing the same or similar. Most of the time when I hear of it, they have specifically built a MythTV box or similar that they are using. I'd do that too if the equipment was in different rooms and I had the money to spend on the media PC. It's a better option than using one's main computer. I don't think I know anyone else who has a PC connected in to a home theater system this way, and I wonder why. The only thing it needs that most people won't likely have on hand is one cable (and a standard issue ATI or Nvidia video card with TV-out if you want video too, but don't expect much from that. Your eyes will bleed if you try to use it as a desktop. It's great for CelticRadio TV though)

I was afraid I might kill the thread. I hope that doesn't happen. I just hope that in the replies there is someone else who has done the same thing.
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whow- that's one awesome looking setup! I hope it sounds as good as it looks. I have considered doing something similar but have yet to get the components together.
I have an Audigy2 card in my machine, which will run 4 speakers and a subwoofer in environmental sound mode (EAX for gaming).


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I use Sony SRS-Z500 (it's 6 years old already)
the sound is pretty good
other that, I have good bluetooth setup for wireless headphones, no dead spot inside the house


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QUOTE (Aaediwen @ 04-Jan-2007, 08:12 PM)
I almost wasn't going to post in here because what I pump my computer's audio through is rather in a whole different leauge from what most people have connected to their PC. But heck with it!

2 KLH 9915's

user posted image
KLH 9915 Spec Sheet



2 KLH 911B's

user posted image
KLH 911B Spec Sheet

1 KLH 943PL

user posted image
KLH 943PL Spec Sheet

Driven by a (1 year old this month) Integra DTR-6.6
user posted image
Integra DTR-6.6 Spec Sheet

Currently fed a digital PCM stream from my PC by a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1

No, you don't see a sub listed. I get plenty of bass from those 15" woofers in the front.

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Anthony, you da man!!! biggrin.gif

I've been trying to figure how I could hook up an old set of Bose 901's. Sounds like you may have come up with the solution.
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QUOTE (A Shrule Egan @ 05-Aug-2007, 08:57 PM)

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Anthony, you da man!!! biggrin.gif

I've been trying to figure how I could hook up an old set of Bose 901's. Sounds like you may have come up with the solution.

That would definitely do the job. I do recommend a digital interconnect between the computer and receiver though. HDDs and fans are electrically very chatty. Should be able to run it all over normal audio cable though. I do. it probably has to do a lot of CRC checks given the length of cable, but if it does, then I don't notice the difference.
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I've got the floor speakers like Aaediwen's KLH 9915's.
I power them with an RCA Professional Series receiver STAV4090.
I use the optical from the Creative Labs PCI-E X-Fi Extreme Audio
to the receiver and it does well. I gotta keep it low in this apartment
surrounded by brick, but it does okay, while the people below me are gone.
Darn concrete building!

I need my own pad. And I got a cool VU Meter going with it that I built:

http://berzerkula.no-ip.org/Junk/VUMeter.jpg
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