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re-using a set of bose speakers for a laptop? Answered

I have a set of Bose speakers I'd like to be able to hook up to my lap top,along with a volume control, but I'm a noob when it comes to electronics. I also have a few 4.5 volt power transformers from old answering machines I could use for the power source. Any help is appreciated.


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11 years ago

Are the speakers the kind that have a built in amp?  If they're not then you won't need a power source.

If they are then the power source has to match the speakers.  It will be marked on the speakers where you connect a power source.

Your laptop has an amp inside it but I don't know how powerful that amp is.  So I don't know if it would be powerful enough to run the speakers you have.