Built in PC speakers: How?


M

me

Hi all...

Instead of a three piece speaker system for my PC Id
like something built into the case only. The three
piece system leave a MESS of cables everywhere. Want
something neater.

I don't use this one PC for any kind of "music" or
media listening. Instead its mainly business type apps
but I still want a passable speaker system for times I
want to listen to video clips off the Net or when i
time shift internet radio broadcasts that Ive saved on
my hard drive.

Advice?
 
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S

Shep©

Hi all...

Instead of a three piece speaker system for my PC Id
like something built into the case only. The three
piece system leave a MESS of cables everywhere. Want
something neater.

I don't use this one PC for any kind of "music" or
media listening. Instead its mainly business type apps
but I still want a passable speaker system for times I
want to listen to video clips off the Net or when i
time shift internet radio broadcasts that Ive saved on
my hard drive.

Advice?

I wouldn't as I would be concerned about magnetic interference and
vibration which could over time cause wires/RAM etc to continually
work loose.

However if you insist then this is what you need<grin> :D

http://skyscraper.fortunecity.com/nova/229/woodenpc/

HTH :)



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M

Matt

Hi all...

Instead of a three piece speaker system for my PC Id
like something built into the case only. The three
piece system leave a MESS of cables everywhere. Want
something neater.

A monitor with built-in speakers would be somewhat neater.
 
T

Toshi1873

Hi all...

Instead of a three piece speaker system for my PC Id
like something built into the case only. The three
piece system leave a MESS of cables everywhere. Want
something neater.

I don't use this one PC for any kind of "music" or
media listening. Instead its mainly business type apps
but I still want a passable speaker system for times I
want to listen to video clips off the Net or when i
time shift internet radio broadcasts that Ive saved on
my hard drive.

There are speaker units that you can install in a spare
5.25" bay. Cyberguys probably carries a set or you can
just google around for drive bay speakers.
 
J

JAD

HEY just because you have 20 popup stoppers running doesn't means we
all have....GAIN pusher!....LOL ;^)
 
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S

Shep©

HEY just because you have 20 popup stoppers running doesn't means we
all have....GAIN pusher!....LOL ;^)

Hey!.it's not my site and I only use the one,
http://www.panicware.com/product_downloads.html

:D
Free small one and the Alt key quickly disables it temporarily when
you need to let one you use thru :p





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M

me

There are speaker units that you can install in a spare
5.25" bay. Cyberguys probably carries a set or you can
just google around for drive bay speakers.

OK

But what abt the magnetic interference? that a real problem?

If yes.... does there exist a one piece speaker system that sets UNDER
the monitor?
 
M

me

how do you want it to sound quality wise?

Passable sound quality

Again Im not wanting to use this PC for playing mp3's..... just want
to give it a "voice" but without all the wires and cables of a typical
three or two piece speaker system
 
J

JAD

monitor shielded speaker set or a small wooden box to fit under the
monitor with two 3 in holes and a set of the smallest magneted
speakers you can find
 
M

MCheu

OK

But what abt the magnetic interference? that a real problem?

If yes.... does there exist a one piece speaker system that sets UNDER
the monitor?

Yes, I've seen them at computer shows. A monitor stand with 2 small
2" or 3" speakers built into it (couldn't tell, as the speakers were
hidden behind grills), and a built-in power bar/surge protector. So
I guess they do exist, but I haven't seen anyone sell something like
that in a while -- of course it's also been a while since I've gone to
a computer show.
 
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A

Al Smith

Instead of a three piece speaker system for my PC Id
There are speaker units that you can install in a spare
5.25" bay. Cyberguys probably carries a set or you can
just google around for drive bay speakers.

The trouble with installing speakers in the case itself, is that
the case is usually under the desk, at your feet -- not the best
placement for speakers.

I had monitor-mounted stereo speakers on my old Compaq, and they
worked beautifully. I was completely satisfied with them.

Then again, I'm not as fussy as some folks about sound quality.
Right now, I've got 5-way speakers -- two in front, one on each
side, and a woofer on the floor -- and I'd just as soon not have
the woofer. The almost subsonic base notes get on my nerves.

If I were you, I'd get some relatively cheap stereo speakers from
Radio Shack -- two speakers, designed for a computer, i.e. with
their own built-in amplifier -- and just plug those in. Sound
should be fine.
 
A

Al Smith

If I were you, I'd get some relatively cheap stereo speakers from Radio Shack -- two speakers, designed for a computer, i.e. with their own built-in amplifier -- and just plug those in. Sound should be fine.

Hmmm, I think I was thinking of a turntable with a built in amp.
Forget about the amp part. :)
 
V

Volund

DaveW said:
The speaker's magnet would foul up your data. Sorry, but No Go.
No it wouldnt..they arent powerful enough besides most cases have a small
speaker fitted that plugs into mobo headers for bios/system beeps.
 
J

JAD

pieso no magnet


Volund said:
No it wouldnt..they arent powerful enough besides most cases have a small
speaker fitted that plugs into mobo headers for bios/system beeps.
 
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M

me

The speaker's magnet would foul up your data. Sorry, but No Go.
No it wouldnt..they arent powerful enough besides most cases have a small
speaker fitted that plugs into mobo headers for bios/system beeps.

At any rate it sounds like maybe a free standing ONE
piece speaker system that fits under a monitor might be
best way to go

Now if I can only find one to buy

Any ideas on where to order one?
 
M

me

There are speaker units that you can install in a spare
5.25" bay. Cyberguys probably carries a set or you can
just google around for drive bay speakers

I can find the above unit pretty easily

BUT..... I cant find any online source of a one piece
speaker system that sets under a PC monitor

Anyone have a link for that type of speaker system?
 
S

Shep©

At any rate it sounds like maybe a free standing ONE
piece speaker system that fits under a monitor might be
best way to go

Now if I can only find one to buy

Any ideas on where to order one?

Buy a set of,"Walkman" add-on speakers :p
http://tinyurl.com/4jbks
drive them from the line-out of the sound card.You can get really
small ones that would fit underneath the monitor between it and the
stand.
Alternatively buy some cheap,"Flat Panel" speakers and stick them on
the sides with double sided tape.
HTH :)



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