in ceiling speakers & computer

March 3, 2009 at 09:38:10
Specs: Vista BAsic, 1GB
hi!

i am completely clueless about how in ceiling speakers work but when i moved to this house there were some installed in one of my rooms, i just know they are there but would like to connect them to my computer and play my music :D

what equipment would i need to make this possible?


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#1
March 3, 2009 at 09:46:15
You need to find the amplifier that feeds audio to the speakers. It should have an input jack on it. Connect a cable from this input jack to the output of your computer. A place like RadioShack will have all the cables/adapters you might need to do this.

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#2
March 3, 2009 at 09:48:57
an example of an "amplifier that feeds audio to the speakers"?

or all amplifiers the same?


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#3
March 3, 2009 at 09:52:19

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#4
March 3, 2009 at 09:56:21
I would assume you already have the amplifier. It is probably connected to wires in the wall that lead to the speakers.

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#5
March 3, 2009 at 10:22:08
no i don't have an amp just the speakers in the ceiling.... i went up to check it out and there two wires connected to the speakers but they are not hooked up anywhere >
here is a picture http://mypimo.com/uploads/images/20...

it's kind of dark but it kind of illustrates what i am talking about


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#6
March 3, 2009 at 14:10:57
Are you sure that you want to go to all that trouble to hook up a couple of speakers that probably aren't that good?

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#7
March 3, 2009 at 15:29:06
Those speakers are for a PA system. They
are wired for a constant voltage system
(note the transformer). To use an ordinary
amplifier you will have to remove the
transformer and rewire the speakers. If you
are going to the trouble it is best to
replace the speakers and wiring. The
speakers are lo-fi usually for voice only.
They are probably wired for mono.
I would replace them with normal enclosures
for better sound. Even computer speakers
will give good sound.

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#8
March 4, 2009 at 05:38:20
thanks for the info!
maybe some high quality speakers for my computer will do ;)

thanks again !


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