I am well into my music and this is the main use of my computer. I have creative 7.1 surround sound speakers at the moment with a creatice surround sound card too but i want better...
I am constantly disappointed with the output of not only my own music but of original music such as that from CD's etc
I would like to be able to turn put some music on and people say..."god damn it Graham...turn it down, its far too loud!!"...instead of..."its a bit distorted....turn it down, your speakers are knackered!!"
I am not too fussy about surround sound although that would be a bonus...
Am i stuck to computer speakers or is there a way i can use speakers that are made for Hi-Fi's that maybe i can plug in some how as i can pick these up dirt cheap from richer sounds.
What are the output characteristics of the sound card in terms of impedance (ohms) and power (watts). It should be possible to match these to Hi-Fi speakers, but I suspect the power output available would not be sufficient to drive them hard enough.
Then you would need to take line outputs and feed those into separate amps, as Philwane says. It will be the bass (lower) frequencies that need the most power.
As Stuartli says I can recommend the Altec Lansings which if you want clout AND quality are just the thing.I have the ADA885 and I work on the 1st floor of a building with concrete floors and have been told to 'behave'by the ground floor staff due to the volume.