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Old 07-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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Default 5-way binding posts with DVD players/TVs/computers

I am considering buying a used pair of Polk Audio bookshelf speakers. They have 5 way binding post connections, and I was wondering if I would be able to use them with a TV or DVD player without having to buy any extra sort of amplifier.

I understand that if I would like to use them with my laptop though that I would need to buy an amplifier. Can anyone point me to one for someone shopping on a budget?
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:50 PM
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I am considering buying a used pair of Polk Audio bookshelf speakers. They have 5 way binding post connections, and I was wondering if I would be able to use them with a TV or DVD player without having to buy any extra sort of amplifier.

I understand that if I would like to use them with my laptop though that I would need to buy an amplifier. Can anyone point me to one for someone shopping on a budget?
What's the model # of the speakers? I suspect with the binding posts they're passive.

I've they aren't powered, you'll need an amp for any line level source (computer/tv/dvd/etc).
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:00 PM
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If you need an amp with your laptop then you will need one with your TV as well. Unless you mean that you will need a 5.1 sound card for your laptop.

And as kp-j3 said, if you provide us with the model number of the speakers then it will be much easier and more effective to provide you with correct answers.
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