Need help with a homemade speaker system please

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    donald melton

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    hey guys ,

    i'm trying to hook up a homemade speaker system to my computer for a better sound . i can't afford a real surrond sound system
    so i'm doing the next best thing . or at least trying to . here's what i want to do :

    i have my computer speakers already hooked up to my computer which has the jack plug in type hookup .

    i also have 6 speakers that i'm wanting to wire up ( i know how to wire those together ) 3 per side of my living room .

    what i need to know is , what type of adpter and jacks ( and any thing else ) that i would need .

    if you could give me the name and link to a ebay or amazon , that would be great .

    any information that you could give me to help me would be awesome .

    thanks to all in advance
     
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    You won't get 'surround sound' without the appropriate driver card. The best you can manage with standard audio output is 'stereo' - and even then, you'll need some form of amplification to drive the speakers as the PC output won't have the power capability to drive them.

    A 5.1 surround sound PCI card is around $10

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Channe...984833&hash=item41b870ce87:g:Le4AAOSwT~9Wi3UQ

    but, again, you will need amplifiers to drive the speakers.

    Might be worth checking out your local Freecycle or Craigslist for a working system.
     
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    honestly , i truly don't care if it has the "surround sound" to the system . all i do care for is that my speakers work lol
     
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    Just buy cheap, used home theater amplifier having at least six channels so you can connect your computer audio output to it.
     
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    question on that : would the amp make it sound louder ?
     
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    answer - you MUST have an amplifier. The speakers won't be of any practical use without one. and Yes, it would be louder (than almost non-existent as would be the case without one).
     
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    thank you guys , your info is awesome
     
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