Connecting speakers to jack

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    Oxygen220

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    Hi,

    I'm a complete newbie when it comes to sound systems of any kind. I was gifted a couple of old speakers and a friend is wanting to rid himself of a Steinberg ur22.

    I'm wondering if I can connect my pc to the Steinberg and then from the 2 1/4" jack outputs to my speakers?

    Is that a thing? Is there an adapter I can use to connect a jack to and old speaker wire connection, or am I being silly. 15961424613254980486058225667990.jpg 15961425157141690924577730922832.jpg
     
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    The Steinberg's output sockets are designed for feeding an external amplifier, they don't provide any significant power able to drive loudspeakers. What you'll need is an amplifier to connect between the Steinberg output and the loudspeakers. At a guess, probably a 30 watt stereo amplifier should be sufficient.

    Alternatively, buy a pair of active loudspeakers that have the amplifiers built-in. That avoids having an extra box but will be more expensive if likely to be the better solution.

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