stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Aug 1 23:38:57 MDT 2000
Timothy Klein wrote:
> On my old Compaq the speakers expected an unamplified signal. I guess the sound
> card that was built into the mother board did the amping. On my more recent PCs
> the three audio cards I had (SB16, Ensoniq, ESS Solo1) the sound card expected
> the amping to be done OUTSIDE the PC by the speakers. Thus, my old compaq
> speakers would not work with any of these cards. Could be something like that.
If it is intended for speakers directly, unamplified, it should be
labeled as "speaker out". If it is for feed to amplified speakers, it
will be "line out". It isn't just the output level, but the output
impedance that matters. So if on one machine the wrong output jack is
chosen, this would cause failure too, for what otherwise would appear a
> On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 08:08:34PM -0600, Gary Hodges wrote:
> > On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, D. Stimits wrote:
> > > Gary Hodges wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Are low price PC speakers all the same functionality-wise?
> > >
> > >
> > > I've found a number of speakers have low quality connectors that die.
> > > Many are corroded or tarnished right out of the factory. As far as hum
> > > goes, it could be from a cheap power supply, or it could be picked up
> > > from inside the machine by unshielded cables. If it doesn't work, make
> > > sure the connectors didn't die.
> > I'll do a double check tomorrow, but if everything seems fine (remember
> > that I verified they worked with another computer), what fundamental
> > reason could there be for them not to work on my machine?
> > Gary
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