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 an active subwoofer to the computer
Connecting an active subwoofer to the computer is somewhat different from the conventional sound system, here you have not to do the usual adapter, because the connection of the subwoofer requires no additional connector.
You will need
- - speaker wires.
Please read your sound card, but rather with its outputs. Count the number of them according to the number of columns. If you have additional subwoofer output, the special problems should not arise, however, if not, you'll have to disable a few columns. While it is best to disable side, but this remains at your discretion. It is best to turn to check each of them and choose the best option combinations.
If your sound card number of outputs equal to or greater than the number of columns with active subwoofer and it has a connector to connect it, connect special speakers to the speaker wire, securing them on special terminals. Screw the other ends of the wires to the main unit, the speakers, usually they are mounted on the rear panel using the same terminals.
Connect the speakers to the connectors on the sound card, connecting the main unit, the speakers with the corresponding outputs using wires with the jack connectors. Connect an active subwoofer to a special connector on the sound card.
If your sound card is not available a special connector to connect the subwoofer connect the speaker system on the same principle as in the previous paragraph, only the subwoofer will connect using special wires instead of two columns. If you do not have enough connectors to connect all devices, reduce the number of output devices.
If you've never connected a speaker system, leave it to a knowledgeable person and review the sequence of connection of wires. If there is no such person in your surroundings, find detailed instructions for connecting the speaker system to your sound card.
Be careful when connecting the wires to the terminals on the speakers, note that they hold firmly, otherwise the sound will be noisy.