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    Okay, The speakers on my desktop are quite terrible. There is no low end at all and listening to any music on it brings tears to my eyes lol I do have a old boombox ( old enough to have a cassette player built in! ), but it does not have any "ins" or ports to plug into. Does anyone know away around this?

    I've thought of buying one of those things that transfer sound to a radio station you can tune into but because they run on batteries it is very impracticle. Maybe there is a program I can download to send my computers sound wirelessly to it? Or perhaps I can take it apart and hook the speakers directly to it? Any help is appreciated, you will save me from depressive lack of bass! lol

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    I think what might work is one of these...
    http://www.newertech.com/products/cassette_adapter.php

    Or something like that. I have a similar one lying around for incase I've got a long car-ride in an old car.

    Lucky for me, my boombox has a 1/4 input on the back intended for mics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catnapslap View Post
    Maybe there is a program I can download to send my computers sound wirelessly to it?
    Sadly, a boombox with a cassette deck is unlikely to have been blessed with Bluetooth 2.0. Your best bet is a tape adapter, or a set of desktop speakers with a good subwoofer like Logitech Z4s.
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    Are you trying to use the power of the radio? If not and just the internal soundcard of the desk top, you can just rewire the boombox as the desktop speakers.
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    "Are you trying to use the power of the radio? If not and just the internal soundcard of the desk top, you can just rewire the boombox as the desktop speakers."

    I'm just trying to send my computer audio to the boombox instead of the built in ( crap ) speakers. But thanks for the help everyone that cassette thing looks brilliant! Just what I needed, had no idea they even existed lol!! My ears thank you!

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    The only thing about those tape things is they are normally for car stereos, so you stick the tape in but the wire dangles out of the front.

    With boombox type things you often need to close the cassette door for them to work... but you could drill a little hole in the cassette door for the wire to feed out of.

    I got a pair of these jbl computer speakers i take on holiday etc.

    cheap and fairly decent though not gonna blow up any house parties, though i've got mashed with mates and danced around the kitchen with em

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    If you buy new speakers, get ones that come with an external subwoofer. Your ears can thank me later.
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    I'd say just buy external speakers. . . .

    You can spend just $20, and an additional adapter for much less. . .but you can get the best sound from the Logitechs with a sub, or even going through a stereo with AUX inputs. That's how I have my set-up in my studio anyways.

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    Make your own ghetto blaster.
    Even better!

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