Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsOther - Electronics · 1 decade ago

What kind of amplifier do i need for the speakers i wired.?

I have old speakers that are unused. I have no receiver to wire them to so I took an old RCA cable and cut it and connected a CD player to the speakers with the open end of the cable. The only thing is that the speaker is SSSSSOOOOOOO quiet. Too quite for headphones. Would something like this work to make it louder?

The HILLY 20W TAMP

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/225108926/HLLY_2...

or maybe something like this?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?produc...

Please give me any and all advice. I also don't want to spend a ton of money to buy a receiver or anything expensive.

Update:

I have old speakers that are unused. I have no receiver to wire them to so I took an old RCA cable and cut it and connected a CD player to the speakers with the open end of the cable. The only thing is that the speaker is SSSSSOOOOOOO quiet. Too quite for headphones. Would something like this work to make it louder?

The HILLY 20W TAMP

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/225108926/HLLY_2...

or maybe something like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/HENRY-MATCHBOX-HD-IHF-PRO-STER...

Please give me any and all advice. I also don't want to spend a ton of money to buy a receiver or anything expensive.

If any of your advice has any fancy terms in it it would be nice if you could explain it a bit. Thanks

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  • Gordon
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Second item does not boost the signal high enough for speakers.

    The first item may be OK. You will have to provide it with 12VDC power. Also, I could not tell if it was a stereo amp. You need stereo.

  • l8_bod
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    A cd player does not have the power to drive speakers, you will need an amplifier to drive speakers.

    Source(s): sound engineer
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