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Need Help connecting computer speakers to DVD

By ksloane
May 7, 2006
  1. Please help. I had this brilliant idea over the weekend, but have not been able to figure out how to put it into reality. I teach school and show several movies through out the year. We have an abundance of computer speaker systems. Wanted to hook those up to my DVD player for better sound. I know there has to be an adapter out there, but I can't seem to determine the correct search words. :( Speakers are all normal computer system with one black and silver end that plugs into the sound card. DVD player has 2 jacks in back of it for sound - one for left, and one for right. It says 2 CH. Audio Out. Could anyone possibly point me in the right direction?? Thank you so much!
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i'm assuming your dvd player has large round RCA type connectors. in that case, you'll need to buy a stereo multiple-out box (also referred to as a splitter box) and the appropriate cables.

    a cheap alternative would be to take two identical pc speaker systems and patch one to the left output and one to the right output. but you'll still have to buy cables and perhaps an adapter
  3. Nukey

    Nukey TS Rookie Posts: 110

    From what it seems (if I have read this correctly) is you are trying to add loads of speakers to an existing system. You can use an adaptor that splits one audio dual stereo input into 5 (with female connections on the ends). You may not even need a box but you may need to go to an audio specialist for the cable. Also as the sound signal will be split, for every extra pair of speakers you add the volume will be halved. :) The cable you will need is a stereo phono splitter, stereo male to stereo female x? (however many speaker pairs you wish to add). It's difficult putting it in words, I see what you mean now.. I hope that helps
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    well, the splitter box functions as a repeater so your signal does not degrade.
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