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HK 595 3 plugs for sub woofer to single outlet on Apple laptop

My old Dell tower had 3 plugs to connect cord to 3 sub woofer inputs; stereo,rear,and digital. new MacBook Pro only has one outlet for headphones. Is there a way to hook up old HK 595 speaker system to new computer?

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  • larry_swantn Jan 21, 2009

    Is there any transfer box that will allow my three cable from the sub woofer tp plu into the single outlet from my laptop??

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Yes .u can get the connector device at  radio shack websites,

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Yes but without purchasing a 3 into 1 input cable,it will only be a single channel,instead of multiple channel system.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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    janeming Jul 14, 2012

    Could you please tell me specifically what kind of cable I need to buy? A link would be great. Thanks a lot.

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In order to get you old speakers to be connected to you
MacBook Pro you can get usb adapter
http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=17751
In these case you will have nice surround sound
But if you dont wanr these fancy stuff just buy 3 in 1 adapter (from $1 in Dollar Tree to $10 in Walmart)
Good Luck

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    janeming Jul 12, 2012

    I would like to buy the 3 in 1 adapter you mentioned, the cheaper one. Could you please provide a link for the product you described? Thanks.

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You do not need to use any adapter, use only the Stereo Jack input, with a regular audio cable to connect the speakers to any computer without the multy channel inputs.

See : Setup refer to second part, where you do not use multichannel, but regular stereo input.

Below also the whole manual

Documentation

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    Ginko Jan 26, 2009

    Let me know if you fixed the problem

    See : Setup refer to second part, where you do not use multichannel, but regular stereo input.

    Below also the whole manual

    Documentation


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, I feel uncomfortablecutting the plugs, splicing them together and soldering to just oneplug. What I have in mind is to use 2 barrel jacks (use stereo, the image is for a mono), splice them together and connect a single 3.5 mm plug, homemade splitter. The digital need not be used.

Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Hi,sorry but you can not connect it directly like other sub-woofers..
Bose 2683 Powered Subwoofer is part of Bose Lifestyle 5 system, Please note that you will need the 5-pin DIN cable that connects the subwoofer to the base or "Music Center". and the 4 pronged connections for its own stereo speaker output not input from another stereo..
Sorry....but if you can arrange some handy man nearby ,he may get into the DIN cable to locate the subwoofer signal 2x input leads than you can use that leads for connecting into single sub woofer out let of your system...otherwise try to sell BOSE which can easily buy brand new up to date powered sub..
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I have a stock stereo and two subs with an amp in the trunk. Also two alpine speakers in the rear. Whenever I turn my balance to the left my subs don't play. What's wrong?


Hello.... I am sorry to hear you are having problems. The reason for this is that since you have a stock stereo, the shop (or person) whom installed the amp and subs used a line out converter. What this part does is allows the connection of RCA cables to the factory head unit. Almost all bass signals are always in stereo, so since you were only hooking an amplifier for just subs, you can actually just connect to just one of the rear speakers instead of connecting to the right and left. Just makes the install a little quicker. There is nothing wrong with this as I usually do the same thing in our shop. However, if you are going to be using the balance control, then you will need to go back to the shop and have them hook the converter up in stereo (to both rear speakers). Hope this helps!

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I am attempting to reconnect my home stereo but do not see a cord or wire to connect the bass to the system. is there supposed to be a connective cord for the bass speaker? it is a 530 watt MHCGX99 model...


Hi from one Lakers fan to another 8^) - Yes you do. You need a cable to plug into the
sub-woofer out port on the receiver to the connection on your sub-woofer.


If you can't find the original cable, get a short (three ft.) standard stereo cable (one that has two cables, a white and red). Just plug one of the cables (the red or the white but it has to be the same color on both connections) into the receiver and the sub-woofer.


You'll be ready to pump up the bass.


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Some weeks ago the sub stopped working. Thought dog had chewed the coaxial driver cable, but not shorted (now). Tried another sub w/o success.


Hi, I went to the Denon website and they have no documentation there for your receiver.
But do not frown, I have some good suggestions for you.
0 Don't beat the dog. After all, it's their job to chew things.
1 Get a new, un-chewed cable and see what happens between the sub output and the sub woofer. If it works, your in business. If it does not work. Don't be discouraged . Go to step #2
2 If the sub output on the Denon has failed, and everything else is good. There is another way to use your sub.
Install a patch system using the Headphone output from the front of the Denon. It may seem odd, but it works exceptionally well for the following reasons. It works on all signal sources. So if you are not playing a home theater source, you still have the use of your sub.
You will need the following adapters.
1 A Male stereo phone jack to female mini-phone jack. (Something that would accept typical small headphone sets such as those on an iphone).
2 A stereo "Y" connector that that has a single stereo male mini-phone jack that has two "RCA" female jacks.
3 A simple RCA male to male stereo cable pair as is commonly used to connect CD players, etc. i.e. separate red and white RCA connectors at both ends.
1 and 2 above may be available as a single unit combined with each other.
Take these adapters and connect the Item 1 into the Receiver, Item 2 plugged into Item 1, Item 3 plugged into Item 2 and finally the other end of Item 3 plugged into the two female RCA jacks mounted onto the back of the sub-woofer. If the sub only has one female RCA connector, get a RCA "Y" connector that has a single male end to 2 female ends.
This setup will work perfectly with any sub. The reason is as follows. Most decent subs have an adjustable high frequency cut off. So you can vary it from about 20Hz up to about 140 Hz.
I recommend that it is cut off at 80 hz. This way the bass transition is usually seamless between the woofer and the rest of the system. .
Then adjust the woofer volume control in a similar manner.
If it all works out, give the dog a treat and enjoy yourself.
I really hope this helps, I love my sub woofer as well.
Let me know how this turns out.
If you have any questions please post them on the site and I'll get back to you ASAP.
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you need the the satellite speakers hooked up in order for the sub to work. its not a standalone sub the volume control knob on the satellite speaker is what powers on the sub. i have extra speakers i wish i could give you cuz my sub just blew out.

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