Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMusic & Music Players · 6 months ago

Why should I buy a bass amp if I can use a cheap TRS Stereo Plug to 3.5mm adapter with a cheap PC speaker I already have?

3 Answers

  • 6 months ago
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    Are you joking?

    The prime reason is that even a not-so-cheap PC speaker may not have

    useful response for anything lower than the top third of the instrument's range.

    Another reason is that a PC speaker's built-in amplifier

    doesn't have enough voltage gain for the relatively low output of an instrument pickup.

    Go ahead and try it anyway if you want to --- it can't hurt anything,

    but you Can expect to discover that using a bass amp is the right way to go after all.

  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The only reason to buy a bass amp (and I assume you mean speaker) is to play bass through it.

    Use whatever you want but most likely you'll have one or more of the following problems:

    You'll get no sound at all.

    The sound will be terrible.

    The speaker will be destroyed.

  • 6 months ago

    Go ahead and plug it in. You will be disappointed by the LACK of any decent bass sound. A Cadillac and a Hot Wheels both are transportation, too.

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