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Old 10-01-2004, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default How To Hook Up Powered Subwoofer???

OK, just bought this subwoofer at a yard sale, figured it couldn't hurt the sound on my PC. Now I'm confused as to how to hook it up :-(

On one end of it, it has a cord that plugs into the wall. I got that much. Then on the other end, it has DC Out, which I assume plugs into my speakers to power them (tested and works) but then it also has an input for audio. I hooked the audio input up to the PC (had to unplug my speakers) and it does work. But I mean, I gotta have my normal speakers for it to sound good. My speakers are like this

Speaker 1: Power Hookup, PC hookup, Output to speaker 2
Speaker 2: input from speaker 1

So I unplugged speaker 2 from speaker 1 and plugged in the subwoofer to that speaker, but it doesn't work. The subwoofer input is like a headphone style, but the output from speaker 1 is for like a stereo plug. So I'm guessing that I will somehow have to hook up both my set of speakers AND my subwoofer to my speaker jack on the PC. Am I right on this, or am I totally missing something?

Definitely need some help on this one.


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Old 10-01-2004, 07:31 AM   #2
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You could use a headphone splitter plugged in the soundcard's audio out and connect both the speakers and the woofer to it.
It looks like this:

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Old 10-02-2004, 06:16 AM   #3
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Excellent..bought one today, and the sound is amazing, even with a cheapo subwoofer :-)

Makes me happy.

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Old 10-06-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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OK, now I'm just throwing random computer parts together and getting better sound each time :-) I found out that I can actually plug my subwoofer into microphone port, front speakers into the speaker port, and rear speakers into some other port. So I bought a new set of speakers (like $7.00 at local mom and pop shop). So now I've got 2 sets of speakers and a subwoofer. Front speakers are sitting on a shelf in front and above of my screen. Subwoofer is under the desk, but I don't know where to put the "rear" speakers so that I get the optimum sound experience. Also, I'm looking for any suggestions of where to move any of my speakers. I am in a very small bedroom right now..roughly the size of an average college dorm room. Should I move the front speakers down? Move the subwoofer up? Just looking for tips to get good sound.

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Old 12-06-2004, 08:22 PM   #5
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keep the sub low.. you wanna feel it too ;-) and put the speakers about ear level if possible... equidistantly spaced... sounds best as far as im concerned...
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