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hook up computer woofer to tv...help!!!!

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  1. boomerdog

    boomerdog Member

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    i've got a computer altec-lansing sub-woofer from about the late 90's. is there any way to hook it up to my computer?
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Ummm... plug it in? (serious).... if it has the funky RCA type jacks you will most definitly need to buy an adapter... if its just wiring you may be out of luck unless you want to build your own adapter (which isnt really that hard).
     
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    it's got green input 1, an input 2, and an out(which is different looking from the inputs). It's also got a place that says FUSE under a cap but i don't know if that matters. i'd like to play my xbox w/ this but who know if it will work!
     
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    p.s. the out is red
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    So just take a stereo cable, plug one end into the Line Out for your soundcard (typically the green jack) and plug it into the line-ion for the speaker
     
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    i've got a tv that has built in speakers. sorry, but i just don't understand what your saying. my tv has front & back av outputs where i put my xbox. is that where i put it? also what is a stereo cable? Thanks a lot!
     
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    So do you want to hook it up to the TV or computer???

    And a stereo cable is.... well.. a stereo cable (i.e., most modern computer speakers, headphones, the like) What asked originally was if your cabling was like this:
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    sorry. i want to put it with the tv. the cable looks almost exactly like the bottom one. thanks.
     
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    So um... why dont you just plug it in? (into the audio-in jacks for your tv)
     
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    ok. i've got one cable that has a metal part that looks a lot like the pic on the bottom. it's like that on both ends. it fits into input 1 slot of woofer. it doesn't fit into the a/v holes. also, the a/v slots are where i put my xbox. if my xbox is in the front a/v slots can i put the woofer into the back a/v. should i get an adapter? Thanks!
     
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    What type of holes are they??
     
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    the yellow, white, and red ones.
     
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    If i remember correctly you will need to get an adapter to combine the white/red one into a standard stereo cable
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    the type of subwoofer is altec lansing acs295.
     
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    THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No problem dude!
     
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    ya THANKS A LOT, cause i searched for this on yahoo! and had the same question with the same sub, or atleast I think it is. well anyway, so the product on the link, u connect to the red n white (match the colors) and the other one plug into the cable connecting to your sub.

    rite?

    o ya, for the xbox kid - and how you going to play xbox and hook this up at the same time.
    i got an xbox too, halo is sweet

    cool thanks, peace
     
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    Yep! :)
     
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    I got the cable and it works perfectly when I play my Xbox! One more thing. I don't suppose there is any way to get my tv sound (when I'm ust watching tv shows) to come out of the subwoofer and speakers? It just does it when I play Xbox. Thanks a lot!
     

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