How to Connect Speakers to TV with Speaker Wire?

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Among all the wirings and cable connections needed for the speaker, the process of connecting to the TV is the easiest one.

Just follow these simple steps to connect the speaker within minutes!

Step 1

Firstly, find out what connection port do your TV and speaker/amplifier use?

Check the speaker/amplifier. Several types of ports are featured based on the differences of connection. There is RCA port for analogue audio output and there is HDMI port for digital audio output.

The RCA output port can vary as well. Some speakers/amplifiers has dual RCA port or a 3.5 mm port (this one is actually intended for headphone, but can be used with TV as well, if the TV has the required output line).

Now, look for the output jack of the TV. The TV must have a similar port. Otherwise you won’t be able to connect the speaker. To avoid this incident, you should check the speaker’s output options at the time of purchase.

The speaker that has same output jacks as your TV and other related devices should be bought. Be careful to not make a stupid mistake.

Step 2

To establish a connection, cable is mandatory. The cable is included in the box with most TV and speaker/amplifier sets. But in case it doesn’t come with the package, you’ll have to make a separate purchase.

Don’t buy any random cable. These outputs use separate cables. For dual RCA output, you will need RCA cable, one is red and the other one is white. HDMI cable is also available for digital audio output.

5 ft. of cable will be enough considering the next steps.

Step 3

Bring the speaker/amplifier closure to the TV. Also make sure that it’s closure to other related devices like set-top box, console, DVD player.

If you’re wondering why it’s important to bring them all closer, there’s a legit explanation for it.

First of all, when they are all situated far from one another, you’ll need longer cable. This will cost you more, but profit? None.

Secondly, since a longer cable connection will be required, it’ll take more space. This will make the place look messy. You may have to face a few problems too, like your cat tearing off the connection or a toddler tripping over the cables.

Step 4

Make sure that the speaker/amplifier and the TV is not turned on. If they’re on, shut the power down quickly.

Step 5

After turning off the power, it’s high time you connected the speaker/amplifier to the TV.

For RCA connection (dual), connect the red cable to the red ports of the TV and the speaker/amplifier and connect the white cable to the white ports. These kinds of strict rules aren’t applicable for HDMI connection. Just connect the cable to the ports, it’s that simple.

Step 6

Well, it’s not a mandatory step always, but adding it anyway since it’s recquired for amplifier connection.

If you’re establishing a direct connection between the TV and the speaker, the connection is already established by performing the fifth step. For amplifier, the connection isn’t complete yet.

By following the fifth step, you’ve connected the amplifier to the TV, but the connection with speaker is yet to be formed. For this, some extra cables will be needed. These cables will be included with the amplifier or the speaker, otherwise you’ll have to make a separate purchase.

Now use these cables to connect the speakers with the amplifier. This way, you’ll be able to connect the speaker to the TV through amplifier.

Step 7

After connecting them, turn on the power.

Step 8

It’s time to check the result. Play something on the TV and hear the sound coming from the speaker. If the connection is formed correctly and the speaker is not faulty, it’ll start delivering audio.

To understand the performance better, don’t turn all the speakers on at the same time. Turn off the others and listen to one speaker at a time. Observe the audio quality.

If you don’t get expected result, check the connection first. If there’s no problem in the connection, the speaker should be checked.

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