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Old 03-30-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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compatible speakers for kubuntu?

I am looking at some DELL A225 speakers on eBay and they are USB powered. This seems like a duh question but I just want to make sure. If my headphones work fine already (my sound driver is installed correctly), I should just be able to plug the speakers in and have them work right away, right? No drivers needed?
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By USB powered does that mean they get power for the amplifier from USB and theres still an 1/8" audio cable ? or is that one of those setups where the audio comes in through the USB.. ?

If it's the former then yes it will work.

If it's the latter then I would avoid it..
Old 03-31-2008, 01:45 AM   #3
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OK thanks -

I ordered some different ones that have an AC adapter because I read that USB-powered speakers interfere with cell phones. I confirmed this with a friend whose speakers hiss as he is receiving a call on his phone.

Thanks anyway!


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