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Hooking up a laptop to regular Bose home suround sound speakers?

By chuey501
Jul 28, 2010
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  1. Is it possible to hook up suround sound speakers to a laptop? If so what kind of wire do i need to get to plug into my laptop on one end and bare wires to insert into the red / black ports on the speaker end

    I'm trying to play a movie with my laptop and i want more audio. I'm not real worried about the quality as far as base I just need more sound. Is it possible to take a set of headphones and cut the wires so that I have the male port for the laptop and then strip back the wires to insert into the speaker ports? Dont think i'm stupid im just trying to find a cheap way to make this work. Thanks
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,925   +347

    If the speakers you are trying to hook up use the bare (+) and (-) wires, I don't think you can hook them up to your laptop because you would be missing an amplifier in between. If you have an amp or receiver (audio or AV), you might be able to use the laptop as a signal source, using the amp/receiver to drive the speakers. The amp would need to have the appropriate input connector.
     
  3. chuey501

    chuey501 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help! I was hoping that you would say that I could, but I'll try to get an amp that is compatible
     

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