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How to hook up a subwoofer to my computer?

Hi there,I was wondering if I could hook up a subwoofer to my pc without an amp. I have the subwoofer, but it needs the two cables that you stick inside of it. Black and green. Like, it's not a subwoofer that you just buy and plug into your computer.

It's one of the ones where you have to get a wire, and cut off the end of it, and strip it down to the metal part, or the copper (Whichever) And lift a little lever to stick the cable inside of the subwoofer.

When other sound systems, all of the speakers hook up to the woofer, and the subwoofer has the power cable, and the green, pink, and black cables that plug into the back of your pc.

This system came with a dvd player, it's a 5.1 system, but all cables are the stripped down ones that hook up into the dvd player seperately.

I was hoping if there was some sort of pieces to convert it into a normal audio cable so I can plug it into the back of my pc?

Thank you for your help (p.s, I just want the subwoofer plugged into my pc, I already have a 5.1, 2.1, and a 2.0 hooked up. I only want the extra woofer)

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  • Craig Bailey Jan 26, 2009

    I bought a Hitachi Model HTS5 Subwoofer and I'm trying to hook it up to my Dell PC all it has is one female jack just like the jack for the speaker on the back of my PC and then it has a left and right female jack audio in put. and then it has 2 front speaker out puts the strip wire type. My computer is a Dell 2400 Series. Looking for better sound can any one help me. Craig.

  • j_maher3 Feb 16, 2009

    yes the same problem with a dell e520 i have a hifi Yamaha sub woofer have the right connection lead

    where the confusion starts is

    one can one do it i have two options on the sound card the first is the five speaker options. To me this is not clear because on the back of the Dell there is 6 female sockets the green one which is the normal one for sound in the middle and orange one underneath and another orange one to the right of the green left of the green in turquoise left and right underneath are green and Black. I assume that one use the two centre holes above and below am i right? if so im getting no sound to the Yamaha

    Do we have to reboot the computer each time we try a sound socket.



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I to have that sub and i hook it up to my dell 1501 i use a mini steroe plug it has two input so you can hook up two device get two y cables on one end it will have a plug like your headphone plug on the other end has two male the ones you hook up at the back of your steroe the other cable is a y cable as well this one has two female end and steroe end to hook up to the sub connect both wires to become one male to female one end goes to the computer the other end the sub you cant do it wrong there is only one plug that will fit hope this helps .

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