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What's the best connection for laptop to speakers?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by JennyMM, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. JennyMM

    JennyMM Thread Starter

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    For best sound, what's the best connection? My output is a 3.5mm plug. My M-Audio AV40 speaker options are:
    3.5mm TRS input to Aux port
    1/4" RCA dual inputs
    1/4" TS dual inputs

    Hope someone has the answer, can't find ANY advice so far! Thanks! BTW, these speakers are really good, great separation, highs, lows ... a nice sound.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    USB speakers will provide the best sound.
     
  3. JennyMM

    JennyMM Thread Starter

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    What is best sound of the options I listed? Thanks.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    I assume your laptop has one audio output port. I don't see how you'd connect anything else to it. If they're not computer speakers, they're not going to work.
     
  5. JennyMM

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    I have 2 audio-out headphone jacks, 3.5mm (1/8").
    With the appropriate cable, I can connect to my M-Audio speakers in 3 possible ways: (1) to the speaker 3.5mm Aux input, (2) to dual RCA jacks, or (3) to dual TS jacks.

    I'm wondering which set-up (of these 3 options) should produce the best sound.

    My speakers do not have a USB input but are good speakers so I don't want to replace them.
     
  6. batscrptmod200

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    From my research says rca better yet rca with oversized jacket with extra shielding
     
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    Personally, I run a theatre with my Macbook connected via 1/8" jack connected to an XLR converter, which feeds into a mixer and eventually the speakers. Since you don't have that option, I would suggest using the dual TS jacks, but that's just my personal experience.
     
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