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    Speaker Recommendations

    I'm looking for some speakers which can take a standard 3.5mm audio cable from a PC and also the audio cable from the red-white-yellow composite cables (RCA?) from a DVD/VHS player. Can anyone recommend any speakers - either a model of speaker or a converter cable - which do this?

    We're not looking for anything fancy or cinema-quality, just a means of getting these two things to output to the same place. At present, the PC goes to some normal speakers and the VHS player goes to the built-in speaker in the projector which is naff for some many reasons.

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    This is what we use.

    The yellow is the video and still needs to be connected to the projector. The other leads then go to these speakers. It includes all the cables needed apart from a scart adaptor if that is needed.
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    That would do it, although they're pretty darn big! How much would I have to part with for one of those?

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    Some of the 2.1 creative speaker systems have this. For example the SBS 380.

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=3WWX

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    That would do it, although they're pretty darn big! How much would I have to part with for one of those?
    They are suppose to be wall mounted on either side of the screen / IWB. They are 9.5" (24cm high).

    They are £65.00 delivered.

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    I'll second the Creatives I use them for it and there great.

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    @Geoff / John - the price tag on those Creatives is certainly more appealing! Do they definitely have both 3.5 and RCA audio inputs? The site doesn't say...

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    @NickJones: Also look into the Nuvo Classroom Speaker System... these will set you back about £80 but are excellent quality and the installation is very neat (amplifier in a 1-gang back box!). No RCA input but you can loop through from an IWB wallplate for that (or use an RCA -> 3.5mm adapter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    @Geoff / John - the price tag on those Creatives is certainly more appealing! Do they definitely have both 3.5 and RCA audio inputs? The site doesn't say...
    eeeer I will have to see if ive got one in a box still and have a look, I've used the Inspire range for moutning before and some have had them and others haven't but i;ll look at let you know.

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    Take the Video audio out and put it into your PCs line-in.
    Un-mute the Line-in in winXP audio setup
    Done

    These are actually very good for the price and seem reliable so far. Personally i rate them over the white ones recommended in the 2nd post although the bass is abit poo
    http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/V...4?cidp=Froogle

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Take the Video audio out and put it into your PCs line-in.
    Un-mute the Line-in in winXP audio setup
    Done
    Thats okai until someone else uses your PC and mutes the volume output on it and logs off as that change stays on the PC until someone else uses it and un-mutes it.

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    @j17sparky - same question re. the Labtec ones, are they 3.5 and RCA input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    @j17sparky - same question re. the Labtec ones, are they 3.5 and RCA input?
    No, but using the method i said you dont need it. Never had a problem here as the teacher needs to log on to go on SIMS anyway so any mute/un-mute problems can be sorted by them. Plus no-one should be going on a teachers machine anyway

    Your sevearly limiting yourself by wanting RCA inputs as only specialist speakers have this. The only other way is with adaptors but thats quite messy. Or of course you can get an amp or mixer

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    any mute/un-mute problems can be sorted by them.
    Possibly with your teachers, but I don't think all of ours would know what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Plus no-one should be going on a teachers machine anyway
    Our students often log in to the "teacher's" PC on the whiteboard - they produce presentations (Notebook, PowerPoint or whatever) and then deliver them to the class. This is typically done by each student logging in and accessing it from their area (although some of the more forward-thinking teachers get them to bring the files on pen drives).

    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Your sevearly limiting yourself by wanting RCA inputs as only specialist speakers have this.
    Perhaps, but our DVD players have RCA outputs, so I'm kind of stuck. Adapters are messy, but they are also much cheaper!

    We're probably going to try one of the rooms on adapters and see what happens...

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