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Hey everyone.

It's just about time to get some new speakers for my Imac, and this time I was thinking of doing something a little bit fancier. I was wondering if anyone knew a way to use normal home entertainment speakers as computer speakers (i.e. the speakers with the red and black clips on the back for bare wires). My biggest issue is figuring out how to interface the individual speakers with the computer. I think that it can be done through the woofer, or would i have to get some sort of receiver?
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You'll need a receiver. Even if you were to hook up the speakers to your computer there wouldn't be enough power to drive those kinds of speakers.
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Hey everyone.

It's just about time to get some new speakers for my Imac, and this time I was thinking of doing something a little bit fancier. I was wondering if anyone knew a way to use normal home entertainment speakers as computer speakers (i.e. the speakers with the red and black clips on the back for bare wires). My biggest issue is figuring out how to interface the individual speakers with the computer. I think that it can be done through the woofer, or would i have to get some sort of receiver?

youll need a receiver/external amp for the speakers, along with a splitter like this one. it should be self explanatory from there. headphone to audio out on computer, RCA's to audio in on receiver/amp. Then wire up the speakers and your set.
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Or if you want to take it a bit further and go with surround sound you'll need something like this...

http://www.mac-pro.com/Griffin-Technologys-FireWave
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Thanks guys, this is exactly what I was looking for.
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