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1 Ch Speakers Adapter HELP!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by keremtezcan, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    keremtezcan

    #1
    Hello!
    I currently have a set of 6 speakers. The DVD player that they are plugged into says '1 Ch Speakers Out' above the ports. Each speaker has a different coloured cable, for centre, left and right or something like that. There are 6 ports in total. I would like to use the speakers with my Mac, but of course there are no ports that the speakers can use.
    Is there some kind of adapter that combines the 6 cables into a 3.5mm headphone/earphone jack that I could then plug into my computer/iPod?

    Thanks. ;)
     
  2. macrumors 601

    sammich

    #2
    The adaptor is called a receiver:

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    Either that or you'd need some kind of power amplifier since those speakers you got with your DVD player are (presumably) powered from your DVD player.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    keremtezcan

    #3
    Yes, I think the receiver would work. Thanks.
    However is there a cheaper version since they cost over £200 on Amazon. Since there are lots of unnecessary ports on the receiver, is there one with just the ports I need?
     
  4. macrumors 601

    sammich

    #4
    You'll have to hunt around. They can be had for a few hundred dollars but you'll need to look up reviews for those. I can't point you to any specific ones but here's a link I dug up just then: http://hometheater.about.com/od/avreceiversreviews/tp/budgetreceiver.htm

    Either that or go down to your nearest cheap department/electronics store to see what they have. More often than not you can find one they're trying to get rid of cheap.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    #5
    What else is available on your DVD player? Does it have an auxilliary input that you could connect your Mac to?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    keremtezcan

    #6
    I'm not sure, but even if it had an auxilliary input, how would I connect it to my mac?
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    #7
    Well it would probably just require a cable with a mini phone plug on one end connected to the earphone jack and left+right RCA plugs on the other end. That's how I connect my Mac to my stereo.

    Really, if you don't even know what inputs/outputs you have then I think you need to do a little more research. ;) You should be able to find a user manual for the DVD player on the manufacturer's website if you don't already have a hard copy.
     

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