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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Windows 3.11 Subwoofer

The last lightning strike blew-out basically everything - the PC (motherboard), the circuit that side of the house was on, the soundsystem, apparently the scanner, and maybe more. I called around and found that I should have been able to afford a new sound system, which is really cheap, but I simply need that little extra money so badly that I can't do it just yet.

So I went downstairs and found a bag with two, really cheap computer speakers from the late-1990s to early-2000s, with those DBX Bass Boost buttons that turned them into throbbing cans of shaking loose pieces. I got an audio splitter and plugged those in with another small, standard set of PC speakers. So now I have a makeshift sub-woofer made from 10+ year-old speakers you used to buy to hook-up to your CD Walkman.

Obviously it isn't ideal, but it's certainly serving its purpose. At lower volumes, I get a flawed stereophonic with lower tones than I'm used to. The whole thing just turns to static when something explodes onscreen, though. Still, with the built-in equalizer on my media player and its volume control, as well as Windows Volume Control, and the knobs on my ancient speakers, I can't complain too much.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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