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Is it possible to connect the speakers to a television. I have tried it for just a minute and the sound is brilliant and they look great but as I know nothing about the technical side of things I am unsure if they are suitable as there is no litrature suggesting that this is possible. My tv is a 42" plasma, it says in the manual - specifications - sound output 10W + 10W - Equaliser Balance can be set at 300Hz/100Hz/10kHz/3kHz/1kHz ???? If an anyone can advise id been very gratefull. Lorraine

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  • Lorraine Tinkler Jun 18, 2007

    Hi there, thank you so much. I was not expecting it to be possible. I have conected the (white+red)audio outputs and it works great, but for fear of it blowing up I only tried it for a few seconds. Do I still need to a RCA, if so what is one of them????THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU TIME AND ADVICE REALLY APPRECIATED!!!! Lorraine

  • Lorraine Tinkler Jun 18, 2007

    Thank you so much for your help, this is an amazing site. Fingers crossed it should be ok, my only fear was blowing the speakers up as I thought the TV would be too powerful.Thanks again, Lorraine

  • anvilent Nov 30, 2008

    so I recently hooked my whole a/v setup into my JBL Monster. Themonster is designed to play ipods so its only input is an 1/8" jack(which I assumed was Mono.)

    When I hooked up the equipment (viaan 1'8" cable from the tv headphone jack, (I also tried directly from the DVDplayer using RCA-1/8" cable) it only came out of the right speaker. I went to radio shackand got an 1/8" stereo-mono adapter. Now the sound only comes out the left speaker.

    Ido have an RCA-1/8" adapter. I am not sure if it is an RCA to 1/8stero, or an RCA-1/8" mono. One would assume that this may solve theproblem.

    I bought the 1/8" Stero-Mono Adapter. It made it mono with soundin the left channel only. Without the adpater it is still mono but inthe right channel.

    What do I need?



  • gbrew Dec 02, 2008

    Someone gave me the JBL Creature II speakers and I need to know how to find the downloads for MAC.



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Hi there ! Sure, it's possible to connect such speakers on a tv. Usually, you're gonna have an RCA (white + red) audio outputs on the back of the tv in the A/V connections. That's the one you want to use ! That connection may, or may not be variable, and usually has a configurable behavior through the TV's menu, in the audio submenu. You wanna look for 'Audio Out' or similar. The speakers probably have a 1/8 of an inch mini stereo connection, which is meant to be connected on a PC sound card. You only need a RCA to 1/8 Mini Stereo adapter, which can be found at a dollar store, radio shack, best buy or any electronics store you got close for 2-5$. Hope that helps ! cheebster.

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    Vincent Forcier Jun 18, 2007

    If you had them connected and they work, it seems you have the correct hookup. You could post a pic of how you've got it connected if you wanna make sure, i'll see if it's ok or not ? Thanks :) cheebster.



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