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  • TD-10 to computer speakers?

    Hi all,

    I'd like to plug my TD-10 into some extra computer speakers I have that accepts an 1/8" input. I need some kind of adapter that can take the 1/4" cables from the master Left and Rights and produce a 1/8" stereo output. I searched radio shack's site but don't see what I need. Currently I'm making do by adapting just the Left output to 1/8", but I'd like to get a stereo output instead.

    I need something that can has two 1/4" *mono* jacks and a 1/8" stereo plug, right?

    TD-10 (not expanded), PD-120, 2xPD-100, KD-7, snare stand, double-tom stand.

  • #2
    When you hook up your adapters, do yourself a favor and don't point those things at anyone - especially when you crank up those babies and hit the large tom.

    [This message has been edited by Boingo (edited July 19, 2001).]
    Kit Pic 1 Kit Pic 2 Kit Pic 3... And FOR SALE I have: 3 PD-9's, MDS-10 purple rack w/cables/pad and cym mounts. See classified posts for details or PM me.


    • #3
      I ecnountered the same problem at radio shack. What they do sell is a 1/8 stereo to 2 mono female rca input adapter. then adapt each female rca to 1/4 inch mono males on each side and your done.

      -Drumlogic, V-session, Visulite/roland cymbals, (2)Mackie srm-450's, bbe 482 sonic maximizer,


      • #4
        Boingo has a good point though, those computer speaker cones are gonna fly across the room at light speed. lol!

        -Drumlogic, V-session, Visulite/roland cymbals, (2)Mackie srm-450's, bbe 482 sonic maximizer,


        • #5
          Hey PG, I use a "Labtec" PC sound system as a personal monitor. It has a subwoofer and produces a tight sound. What you need to get is a "stereo" mini-plug to 1/4 adaptor to go from the 1/8" mini-plug. Plug the PC speakers into the headphone jack to use the PC sound system as a monitor.

          Have Fun!


          • #6
            Not sure about the TD10, but my TD6 allows me to plug my computer speakers into the headphone jack. No adaptor needed (it's even in the manual).
            DTX950, UX8, Logic


            • #7
              you can use:




              you are converting a 1/4" stereo(brain) output into an 1/8" stereo input (speakers)


              • #8
                okay, rewind. I just re-read the post. You can use the previous 2 items I listed to use the headphone output. To do what you are wanting, you will need....

                2 of these

                and a

                [url]http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CT LG%5F002%5F001%5F001%5F000&product%5Fid=42%2D2495[url]

                this will take an 1/8" stereo headphone jack and split into 2 mono 1/8" plugs. Then use the 2 adapters to convert the 1/8" mono plugs to 1/4". Plug them into your L/R outputs and then plug your speakers into the headphone jack.


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                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone for the help! What a great site this is.

                    I think I'll end up with Animal's suggestion, so that I can use the Master volume to control the speakers and still have my Headphone output available for quiet playing without having to swap cables. Thanks Animal for finding everything in the RadioShack catalog.

                    Thanks again.
                    TD-10 (not expanded), PD-120, 2xPD-100, KD-7, snare stand, double-tom stand.


                    • #11
                      what would us v-drummer do w/o the Shack ???!!!