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Old 03-17-2013, 23:29   #1
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Just looking for PA fix

Anyone know of a way to plug in a mike and use the internal laptop speakers as a PA?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:23   #2
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Originally Posted by bill4282 View Post
Anyone know of a way to plug in a mike and use the internal laptop speakers as a PA?
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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Old 03-20-2013, 08:34   #3
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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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Old 03-20-2013, 08:52   #4
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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.
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