How To Hook Up Powered Subwoofer???

Discussion in 'Sound Cards and Speakers' started by kvnband, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. kvnband

    kvnband New Member

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    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.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2004
  2. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

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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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    And you can buy one here.
     
  3. kvnband

    kvnband New Member

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    Excellent..bought one today, and the sound is amazing, even with a cheapo subwoofer :)

    Makes me happy.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  4. kvnband

    kvnband New Member

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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.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  5. pak52b

    pak52b New Member

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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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