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Computers and speakers
Technical Bear
vanaabegra
My headset was getting zotted (technical term, I know). I moved my PC from the floor to the desk. That did not help. I tried wearing shoes/slippers (not fuzzy) to reduce static electricity. That did not help. I had been using powered speakers with a subwoofer (subwoofer was on the floor). The subwoofer has not worked in a while. I tried a different set - but that subwoofer does not like my PC and makes a loud humming noise when it is attached. I also tried an unpowered set, but I could not get the volume out of them.

So today, I purchased an inexpensive set at Microcenter. Hooked it all up. And the right speaker did not work. After standing in the return line for a long time* I exchanged the 1 hour old set for another box and that set works just peachy. CA3000 is the model, small sub and two speakers. Sound is plenty good for my needs.

I have the following available for the low low cost of picking them up (or if we are going to be in the same place at the same time, taking them...
3 piece speaker set - sub hums on my PC, your mileage may vary
3 piece speaker set - sub does not work, may be something wrong with wiring
2 piece speaker set - unpowered, probably came with a PC purchased long ago.

*Microcenter needs to work on some processes. Returns line was about 6 deep. Internet Pickup line was about 4 deep. No significant line at the registers with 3 registers open. Two people (one cashier, one sales guy) working on a seriously convoluted exchange/return, 1 cashier doing the Internet pickup, and 1 cashier checking things in for returns (stuff already returned by customers - he was sorting for restock/send back to manufacturer). So, what is wrong with this? Only one person working the return line and being stuck on something very complex. Where was the manager to re-allocate resources? Why did none of the stock people/sales guys help out on the other 2 registers available for returns (there were no less than 3 sales people wandering around and 2 guys stocking merchandise)? Why did the guy doing the sorting not help out with returns? Seems a serious delineation of duties without regard to the situation. Or perhaps they lack in cross training their employees.

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Hmm... I could very possibly use the speakers in my mad scientist laboratory. You be home tomorrow?

Housekeeping?

I'll be home after 5pm, possibly earlier depending on the AD meeting.

Housekeeping. Cleaning. Purging!

Coo-- I have a meeting until 4:30 or so; I should give you a call post that.

Or I think I have MLE's number, but not yours. Will that work?

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