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Hi,

Not sure if this is the right section.
I had a old Hi-Fi radio woofer, please look at the attachment.
I would like to use the speaker with my desktop, as you know behind the desktop only had 1 jack which is not compatible with my woofer cables.
I need to know what universal jack i can use to solve my problem, where to buy it online, or recommend me something.
I did try to find it in eBay but i don't know which one should i get.

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Re: Looking for Hifi Radio audio jack compatible with my desktop audio jack
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 02:20:11 PM »
I would buy or use a stereo or amp with audio input, and drive the woofer(s) speakers etc through that. You will need a stereo phono male jack to another male stereo phono jack or a stereo phono male jack to RCA male usually red and white for left and right sound.

Your computer can not drive these directly without killing the soundcard which may be integrated to the computer. If you do get any sound and drive it with sound card directly the sound will probably be a anything from nothing heard to a whisper of sound.

Definately drive them with an amp or stereo that has aux audio input.  ;)


http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=96T7442&CMP=KNC-GPLA&mckv=|pcrid|27090073821|plid|

or this one

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=4792&CAWELAID=1329450515&catargetid=320013720000011015&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKuFjrDu5LkCFSU6QgodPjQAlA

Depending on the amp or stereo used to drive the speaker/woofer(s) you may need to add RCA plugs to the end of the stripped wire if they are not quick release like these appear to have come from and make sure you have correct polarity to avoid damage.

*** Once when my sound system died, I simply plugged my computers audio output to the aux audio input of a large 1980s boom box and used that for sound and it worked quite well. Could even record stuff to tape..lol

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Re: Looking for Hifi Radio audio jack compatible with my desktop audio jack
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 06:37:28 PM »
Excellent advice...
I concur.
   
 
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Re: Looking for Hifi Radio audio jack compatible with my desktop audio jack
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 04:50:29 PM »
I would buy or use a stereo or amp with audio input, and drive the woofer(s) speakers etc through that. You will need a stereo phono male jack to another male stereo phono jack or a stereo phono male jack to RCA male usually red and white for left and right sound.

Your computer can not drive these directly without killing the soundcard which may be integrated to the computer. If you do get any sound and drive it with sound card directly the sound will probably be a anything from nothing heard to a whisper of sound.

Definately drive them with an amp or stereo that has aux audio input.  ;)


http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=96T7442&CMP=KNC-GPLA&mckv=|pcrid|27090073821|plid|

or this one

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=4792&CAWELAID=1329450515&catargetid=320013720000011015&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKuFjrDu5LkCFSU6QgodPjQAlA

Depending on the amp or stereo used to drive the speaker/woofer(s) you may need to add RCA plugs to the end of the stripped wire if they are not quick release like these appear to have come from and make sure you have correct polarity to avoid damage.

*** Once when my sound system died, I simply plugged my computers audio output to the aux audio input of a large 1980s boom box and used that for sound and it worked quite well. Could even record stuff to tape..lol

Just to add - The phono plug you will be looking for at the PC end will be a 3.5mm Male stereo plug.

You will definitely need at least some kind of amplifier in the middle as the PC only outputs line level audio.

Depending on your amplifier of choice - Stereo/sound system unit, or a standalone amplifier - you will need either;

3.5mm Male stereo to 3.5mm Male stereo cord
3.5mm Male stereo to 2x RCA Male stereo cord
3.5mm Male stereo to 1/4" male stereo