Amp? For Stereo Speakers

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by smogsy, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    i have a set of stereo speakers on my wall that i've used with my stereo for a while.The stereo has one broken channel and cannot be bothered to repair it. (plus not sure how)

    i want to use the stereo speakers on my Mac Pro i'm Getting Soon.

    i'm going to put one phono end on each speaker. so they can connected up to

    so ill have
    Stereo Speakers
    >Dightal Output
    Mac Pro

    Recommded me a Amp? or a better way of doing this Thanks

    this is a pic of the speakers
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    How much do you want to spend? That's the key question.
  3. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    well i dont need it for sound critical work. so dont need high end.

    but im adaptable in my money

    say <£200?

    be if you could give Cheap,Medium,Expensive Suggestions

  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Hi smogsy:

    What are the speakers?

    The impedance and power handling specs, and any other details could help.

    You could also try looking here.
  5. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    will this do i googled the stereo model


    120 Watts total: 60 Watts per channel x 2 (RMS 10% THD)
    5-disc CD changer with slot in loading
    3-way main speakers with 4 3/4" woofers
    MP3 playback capability
    CD-R/CD-RW playback capability

    Amplifier section
    Power output front--60 Watts per channel x 2 (RMS 10% THD)
    Output impedance: phones (stereo mini pin jack)--accepts headphones of 8 Ohms or more
    CD player section
    CD digital to analog converter 1 Bit D/A
    Digital filter--18 Bit
    Laser (semiconductor laser)--780 nm CD
    Frequency response--2 Hz-20 kHz
    FM stereo, FM/AM Superheterodyne tuner
    FM tuner section: tuning range--87.5-108.0 MHz
    Antenna: FM lead antenna terminals--75 Ohms unbalanced
    AM tuner section: tuning range--530-1,710 kHz
    Antenna: AM loop antenna terminals--external antenna terminal
    Front speaker (SS-CHP7)
    Speaker system--3-way bass reflex type
    Speaker units--4-3/4" woofer driver; 2" mid driver; 3/4" tweeter driver
    Nominal impedance--TBD
    Speaker wire (length)--5' x 2

    Main unit dimensions (W x H x D): 7.8" x 9.9 x 16" (199 x 252 x 400 mm)
    Speaker unit dimensions(W x H x D): 6.6" x 11 x 9" (167 x 282 x 230 mm)
    General Features:

    Power output front--60 Watts per channel x 2 (RMS 10% THD)
    Function--CD, tuner, tape, MD, video
    CD capacity--5-CD tray loading CD changer
    Tuner with 20 FM + 10 AM station presets
    Full logic single tape deck
    MP3 playback capability
    Audio Features:

    Groove bass enhancement system
    EQ-- 4 preset sound type
    Surround effect
    CD-R and CD-RW playback
    Inputs and Outputs:

    Optical digital output for CD
    Analog audio input x 1 (RCA type) (video/MD)
    Mini-pin headphone jack
    Convenience Features:

    Daily/record/sleep timers
    CD Synchro recording
    Display dimmer
    Remote Commander remote control
    Power save mode
    Play modes (shuffle, program, repeat)
    Supplied Accessories:

    Power requirements
    Instruction manual
    Remote Commander remote control RM-SHP7
    Batteries x 2
    FM lead antenna
  6. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Difficult to say. The problem is that without knowing the actual speakers, it's impossible to tell what kind of sound characteristics they have, and therefore what would be a good amp match for them.

    Either way, with all due respect, they don't sound like they're anything special if they came with a micro/minisystem. Spending £200 on an amp would probably be a huge waste of money, as the amp section in all-in-one systems usually costs next to nothing to manufacture.

    It would only be worth spending that kind of money on a good seperate amp if you were planning on getting some new speakers & listening to most stuff from iTunes at 192+ kbps.
  7. Mashiach macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2008
    In a House Near the Sea
    How about trying this seeing as your only wanting to spend <£200 on an amp why not change those phone plugs for jack plugs and buy an external sound card, that you could then do some recording with if it ever took your fancy.

    Digital village

    Just have a look on there for the mass array of sound cards available.
  8. neverownedapc macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2008
    near chicago
  9. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    These have great qUality to price ratio

    NAD electronics
    Harman Kardon

    I have an amp from NAD. Note that their power rating is under rated.
  10. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    NAD, Onkyo, Harmon Kardon

    For less than 200 GBP? :confused:

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