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First post, by ildonaldo

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Hi,

please help to find some reasonable cheap soundbar to go with my my old retro rigs.
I am still looking for some case inbuilt speakers (see below) but until I will able to get something, I am looking for a more recent solution as a mini/micro soundbar 😉

Any recommendations (for germany)?

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Building my own PCs since 1991 - for my retro builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible.

Reply 1 of 5, by RetroGamer4Ever

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You'd be hard pressed to find a good soundbar for PC usage that is compatible with older audio inputs. Is optical audio an option for you? If not, you're going to be limited to the 2.1 speaker sets.

Reply 2 of 5, by ildonaldo

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RetroGamer4Ever wrote on 2022-05-12, 17:51:

You'd be hard pressed to find a good soundbar for PC usage that is compatible with older audio inputs. Is optical audio an option for you? If not, you're going to be limited to the 2.1 speaker sets.

Oh sorry, but it is down to a simple 3,5mm jack connector (as ususal for soundcards), no optical connector or otherwise, as we are talking about retro hardware 😀

Building my own PCs since 1991 - for my retro builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible.

Reply 3 of 5, by zyga64

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Dell AX510 soundbar (for Dell monitors) has surprisingly good sound.
Well, at least for me 😀

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Reply 4 of 5, by ildonaldo

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zyga64 wrote on 2022-05-12, 19:00:

Dell AX510 soundbar (for Dell monitors) has surprisingly good sound.
Well, at least for me 😀

I've already got a DELL Soundbar for my AX510 monitor and you are right about the sound,
but it won't fit with my retro monitor with 4:3 monitor ratio - sorry, but also a "no go" for retro computing 😉

I am looking for a resonable priced stand-alone soundbar (OK, maybe with a usb-power supply) that is somewhat smalish 😀 just as a simple on demand solution.
Maybe, I should go for a simple boom box?

Building my own PCs since 1991 - for my retro builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible.

Reply 5 of 5, by Azarien

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ildonaldo wrote on 2022-05-12, 19:19:

I've already got a DELL Soundbar for my AX510 monitor and you are right about the sound,
but it won't fit with my retro monitor with 4:3 monitor ratio - sorry, but also a "no go" for retro computing 😉

By the way, AX510 is compatible with 2001FP which is a 4:3 monitor.