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Just looking for PA fix

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by bill4282, Mar 18, 2013.


  1. bill4282

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    Anyone know of a way to plug in a mike and use the internal laptop speakers as a PA?
     
  2. audiomechanic

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    You can set the input as a loopback device to the output, but you might end up with a good bit of latency. Don't know if Windows can do that built in, but I'm sure there's a program that will do that.

    Why on earth do you want to do that?

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  3. sbhaven

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    Not only will there be mic feedback, but one will also have to deal with the general low power of laptop speakers. Might be fine for a small room but generally most laptop speakers are underpowered for use in a large room and are worthless in an auditorium or large open space.
     
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  4. CitizenOfDreams

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    Just plug in the microphone and enable "Listen to this device" in the audio properties (Windows 7).

    As others said, built-in laptop speakers will be utterly useless as a PA. With external speakers you may get somewhat usable results.