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iMBAPrice iMBAPS06MF

iMBAPrice iMBA-PS-06MF 6-Feet Gold Plated 3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Female Extension Stereo Audio Cable
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80 W home theater system?

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I bought an 80 watt home theater system off ebay because the sound on my tv is horrible. Will 80 watts be enough for a 12×11 bedroom? BTW it comes with 5 speakers.

Best answer:

Answer by Maniac
Audio systems are not like light bulbs. You might put a 60 watt light bulb in your bedroom and a 100 watt light bulb on your patio because the 100 watt is brighter and you need that on the patio.

With audio systems “80 watt home theatre…” means pretty much nothing. It provides zero information on what the system is capable of. First we don’t even know what the 80 watts means. Is this the power consumption? Is this 80 watts divided by 5 channels? Is this peak power or RMS? By what method was this defined or measured? Even if we had these answers we still wouldn’t know much about what the overall system can do. We would still need to know the sensitivity of the speakers. Without this, knowing the power means pretty much nothing.

You’re talking about a pretty small room so almost anything should be able to be audible. Other questions would be in regard to the performance level you expect. Define, “enough”. Does enough mean THX Reference Levels calibrated to 85 dB or does it just mean loud enough to hear it?

You might be able to post a link to the system you bought and provide us with information on what the systems capability are but you still need a means of describing to us what constitutes “enough” to you. Without having any information all I can do is provide you with an example of what I would personally consider “enough” if I were going to set up a room this size for myself. You can then look at this example and compare it to the system you are looking at.

For me, this would be enough for a room 12×11…

http://www.aperionaudio.com/product/Intimus-4B-Harmony-SD,116,70,265.aspx combined with… http://www.crutchfield.com/p_033AV2312C/Denon-AVR-2312CI.html?search=avr

The above combination would be “enough” to make quite a movie or music experience in a very small room like yours. You might be perfectly happy with much less but only you can decide what is enough.

Edit: Is this what you bought? http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=RCA+RT151+80W&_sacat=See-All-Categories The manual on this says power consumption is 35 watts so power output will be perhaps half that. The “80 watts” is apparently completely made up.

If so, yes you will be able to hear it but it’s not going to do very much more than that. You should at the very least step up to something like this… http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120182 Even this is pretty inferior but you can only do so much if the budget is so low.

mk

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Q&A: I want to hook up outdoor speakers to my pc?

Question by mine: I want to hook up outdoor speakers to my pc?

My radio station is gone but is on-line.
I have existing outdoor speakers. Can I splice several feet of speaker wires safely to my desktop?
I have a Dell, I think it’s E521 with vista. Also, is there a way I can rig it so I can turn my outdoor speakers on and off without unplugging jacks to my pc.
Please help! I’m lost in my backyard w/o my smooth jazz.

Best answer:

Answer by George H
I don’t think you can “directly” connect your outdoor speakers as they are different om-ages…you could connect you speaker out jack to an “in” jack on amplifier connected to your speakers. (similar to a “home theater system”) most computers don’t put out much power for speakers as they would be close to your computer and your ears.

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