Subject: [linux-audio-user] amplifiers
From: Jim McCloskey (mcclosk_AT_ling.ucsc.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 04:09:39 EEST
I hope you'll forgive me if I ask a *really* basic question.
I'm running a mix of Debian stable and testing. Kernel 2.4.18. I have
a Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI sound-card. I'm using the OSS kernel
drivers, but working up to switching to Alsa.
I want to get better audio output---partially just for listening but
also because I'm doing more and more recording. I don't do games. So
for audio reproduction it's mainly a matter of DVD playing (opera and
jazz mostly, some rock). I use Xine for DVD playback; I also use
Ogg123 and Xmms for pure audio.
So my very basic question is: how necessary or how advisable is it to
put an amplifier between the audio output jack and the PC speakers?
Has anyone got a recommendation for a good mid-range or mid-price
amplifier that would make a noticeable difference?
Thanks a lot for your time,
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