Determine whether you can use the existing subwoofer to connect to active speakers. Collaboration both audio devices must have dual stereo output channels and power. Otherwise your idea will not succeed. It should be noted that active speakers do not require additional software when you connect to the subwoofer directly.
Get on the radio or in a specialty shop acoustic audio cable "pigtail" with dual RGB connector, which is popularly called the "Tulip". At the same time on the second side of the cable should be represented by bare wires.
Connect RPG leads to the speakers and the subwoofer. Active speakers are connected through the "Tulip", and the subwoofer via a special socket for connection of passive speakers. It is necessary to observe polarity |R|L||R|L|, otherwise the system will not function. If the subwoofer channel is not represented a type of "latch", and connector "Tulip", then used a double audio cable double RGD connector on both ends.
Turn on the subwoofer in the network, while the active speaker will work in passive mode. Otherwise, if the powered speakers may be a conflict of amplification systems, which will lead to the background sound playback or failure of the acoustic devices.
Connect the subwoofer to the PC through the special outlet and test the acoustics. If the sound does not appear, then go to "volume Settings" or "configure mixer" and check if the indicated audio device, as well as other volume parameters. Can also verify that the sound drivers under "system Properties" - "device Manager".
Advice 2 : How to connect subwoofer to computer
Want, watching movie at home in the most comfortable environment, feel like in the cinema? I.e. to enjoy a full sound, able to convey the brilliance of the special effects of modern fighters. Or listen to a concert of the Vienna state Opera orchestra, feeling the vibrations of each instrument. For this you need to connect a good sound system that will allow you to enjoy a full sound.
Look at the back panel of your system unit. There you will find many entrances to various boards, among which the need to find a sound card. It has a lot of nests, each of which is marked by specific color, which greatly simplifies the task. Please note, when you attach the subwoofer to the computerthat it plugs also have a certain color, probably matching the color of the connectors of the sound card.
Assemble the device. For this you need to unpack the entire kit and connected through corresponding switching all speakers set directly to the subwoofer. Next, plug it in and place the switch in the "On" position. After that, connect the plug of the subwoofer into the corresponding color slot of the sound card. It may be a situation that matches the color you will not find. Under each nest painted a small picture or inscription explaining its purpose. Way socket designed to connect the speaker system. As a rule, it is marked with the words "Line out". After finding it, connect the subwoofer would be easy enough.
Adjust the subwoofer. To make it simple enough. After you have connected the whole system to the sound card, your monitor will appear the dialog box control the settings of the sound card. Will be offered several options for the operation of the subwoofer output to center channel output to side speaker output on the rear speakers. You will also see settings for line input and microphone. At the moment they do not interest you. Check the box next to the option "Output on the Central channel". You can assume that you were able to connect to the computer sub.
Many people mistakenly believe that by purchasing a good sound system, they immediately got a good sound. Do not forget that the audio quality on the computer first responds to the sound card. If you have it built and budget version, then do not worry, if will not work is crystal clear and extremely high quality sound.
Advice 3 : How to connect a subwoofer without the linear outputs
If you want to have in your car the music sounded not only loud, but also high quality, you will need an active subwoofer. He will immediately expand the range of sounds, add bass, and, of course, volume. If you decide to mount it yourself, be prepared to Tinker.
Remove your radio. Immediately view, does it have line outputs. If there is, consider yourself lucky. You will have the opportunity to tune the pairing of the subwoofer with the speakers. If no line-level outputs, then connect it will be more difficult to configure have from the trunk, which is not very convenient. Typically active subwoofers installed in the trunk of the car. This is due to the size of the device. Place it in the cabin without the loss of usable area you will fail, so immediately focus on the trunk. Spend there a control wire from the radio, plus power and minus power make.
Take multi-strand power cable of suitable length. You will need to make a negative lead, respectively, to connect a subwoofer without the linear outputs. The cable section must be at least 6 square millimetres. You can buy it at any market. Locate the bolt that is bolted to the body.
Clean it from the paint that was good contact between the metals. Wrap around this bolt is a coil of power cable. Then tighten the bolt so that the cable is securely pressed. This is a very simple design and will be a power disadvantage, which will be used to connect a subwoofer.
Take another power wire at least 6 square millimetres. He will need to do the power plus. Route it through the interior to the trunk of a car. In the partition between the engine compartment and the cabin should be a small hole. If not, take a drill and drill.
Insert the cable into the hole, wearing it on the rubber grommet. It is needed in order to protect the cable insulation from abrasion. Connect it to the positive battery terminal. Take the plastic clips. With their help secure the wire along the entire length of contact. Embed the holder with the fuse in the power cable near the positive battery terminal.
In the absence of line-level outputs use high-amplitude inputs built-in amplifier. Connect the control cable to the subwoofer. Connector high-amplitude inputs connect to the speaker system. Do not forget to observe polarity. Move into the trunk signal and the trigger wire in the trunk connect to pads built-in amplifier.
Review the wiring diagram. In accordance with her perform all the switching. Then configure the sound. After the setup is finished, return the radio to its original place and secure the subwoofer.