My left computer speaker — part of an Altec Lansing ATP3 set — is going on the fritz. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by brett
on Jan 24, 2007 -
I have a pair of stereo speakers that I want to use with my computer. My old receiver broke, so unless there's some way to hook stereo speakers directly up to a computer, I'll need a new one.
I want to find an inexpensive receiver that can turn on automatically when it gets a signal. I don't want to have to walk over and turn it on every time I want to play an MP3 or have to remember to turn it off. (I think my old one broke because I'd just leave it on all the time.) The only other thing I'd use it for is playing DVD audio, so it should work with that as well.
What's the best receiver to use for computer audio that will detect a signal and turn on by itself? Or should I just lose the stereo speakers and get a pair of computer speakers?
posted by lsemel
on Nov 29, 2006 -
Why can I hear people talking on CB radios through my computer speakers?? [more inside]
posted by matty
on Nov 19, 2006 -
I took my computer into work today and the IT guy got rid of all of my unnecessary files and basically did a good dusting and cleaning. [more inside]
posted by WaterSprite
on Nov 16, 2006 -
I just came into possession of two beautiful 'Snell Type E' loudspeakers. Am I gonna be able to hook them into my standard modern day stereo component? I don't recognize the plugs--anyone know what cables i will need?
posted by snortlebort
on Oct 18, 2006 -
Oops, a really loud "boom" went over my computer speakers, and now they hiss way more than they should. Here's the thing. This isn't the first time. Oh yes, there will be... [more inside]
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor
on Sep 28, 2006 -
Surround Sound 2.0 setup: What do I do w/ my new amp and old speakers? [more inside]
posted by daver
on Sep 10, 2006 -
A friend of mine has told me about something called shotgun speakers and I'm fascinated. Basically, as her described them, they broadcast a sound in a very narrow beam so that only the target the speakers are pointed at will hear the sound. Is that true? How do they work? And more important, where can I get my hands on some? I'm a reality TV producer and I can think of dozens of applications. At least three of which may be ethical.
posted by rileyray3000
on Sep 6, 2006 -
AVFilter: Is there any safe way to double up the surround speakers on my home theater system? [more inside]
posted by LairBob
on Jul 30, 2006 -
Help me inexpensively and at least somewhat discreetly wire my place for surround. The problem: Really challenging room layout and a tight budget. [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Some radio streams I listen to seem to play very softly, even when my system is at full-volume. Is there free software I can download to boost the volume coming out of my laptop speakers? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry
on May 31, 2006 -
Speaker/ReceiverFilter: I have a recently acquired NAD 7240PE receiver, and a pair of older but fairly decent (I think) floorstanding speakers. The input source is clean (its a CD player that has its own headphones jack, and that's clean), but I'm running into a problem with the speakers + receiver. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade
on May 23, 2006 -
My PC is in the living room. I want to be able to listen to iTunes in the kitchen and the bedroom. I have a linksys router, if that helps. What sort of setup works best for this? Wireless speakers? Which ones. I mostly listen to talk radio and audio books, so I don't need amazing sound. I would love a relatively cheap (under $200) solution.
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 15, 2006 -
What's the best combination of soundcard, speaker bundle and/or receiver I can get to work with a standard PC running MediaPortal
that I'm using as a HTPC? [more inside]
posted by mmcg
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Millionaire Mind Intensive? What are your thoughts/opinions on this "$1300" seminar by T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind? [more inside]
posted by jeffmik
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Calling all DIY speaker enthusiasts! I'm packing off to college next year and my anticipated roomate and I are both interested in building a sound system of sorts. We are both somewhat experienced with audio systems (theatre sound techs) but have never tackled any sort of speaker construction project. More inside... [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Jan 16, 2006 -
hifi-lter: I want to add an extra pair of speakers to my Panasonic (sa-pm25) hi-fi. But each of the existing speakers have 4 wires (2x 2pairs). [more inside]
posted by blacksky
on Jan 16, 2006 -
For all ye audiophiles:
I have Digi 001 with ASIO sound drivers installed on WinXP, how can I control the volume? [more inside]
posted by Edible Energy
on Dec 6, 2005 -
some speakers, ive noticed, "chirp" when around cell phones. Car speakers, my old clock radio, and some large speakers in a lecture hall at my school all audibly click and buzz right before a cell phone begins to ring. Is anyone familiar with this phenomenon, and why would a speaker and cell phone signal interfere?
posted by Kifer85
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I'm curious about all the hype surrounding the Sonic Impact Class T integrated amp
, and would like to use this curiosity as an excuse to finally set-up a small bedroom stereo system. The TNT Audio review (linked above) suggests >90 dB speakers - any suggestions on speakers to pair with this amp? I want to keep the price down, but I'm willing to pay enough so I can enjoy the sound. [more inside]
posted by istewart
on Oct 3, 2005 -
My laptop speakers are terrible. Can I replace them? It's an Acer TravelMate 4400.
posted by punishinglemur
on Sep 24, 2005 -
Anyone have an iBoom
? If so, how does it sound? If not, what speakers do you use with your iPod?
posted by tetsuo
on Sep 9, 2005 -
I'm thinking about moving to a more minimalist home theater -- in-wall speakers, all components in a nearby closet, nothing in the room except the TV attached to a wall. I'm not finding much in the way of resources for doing this in existing construction. Anyone ever try something like this? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 17, 2005 -
A small round plastic planter has "burned" a white round stain into the rosewood cabinet of my audiophile tower speakers. How did this happen and what can I do? These are one-of-a-kind speakers (no longer produced and very expensive).
posted by omidius
on Aug 1, 2005 -
Sound output of notebook computer (Powerbook) too low to drive Bose Wave Radio input; inexpensive solution? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Jul 26, 2005 -
I have a small Soundworks subwoofer with satellite speakers I want to use with my Mac. I need a small, no frills amp just to, well, amplify. Is there such a beast at a reasonable price?
posted by cccorlew
on May 8, 2005 -