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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Re: HK 595 3 plugs for sub woofer to single outlet on...
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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.
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U can use the sub-woofer by plugging it separately with a normal 2 stereo speakers.. or ..use 2 speakers attached on it ..be sure they are powerfull enough to make a match ..(usually it is enough 10 watt ) to plug t separately ..just take a look in the speaker configuration option of the driver..and change it in such a way that will allow you multiple out ..(you will see which one will be what ...even on a normal sound card with only 3 plugs ..The configuration you have to choose is probably 3=1 or so ...and will leave your pink for a microphone ..and the line in will turn in a out-let for the woofer .. Or if the woofer have inlets for the speakers and has a amplifier built in ..you can attach any speakers.. In this case you can use teh normal speaker out ..and get the signal for the other speakers from the woofer .. In case they were separate ..and the woofer was only connected with the central ..use like I say ..a configuration on the sound manager (speaker configuration ) in such a way that you will be able to connect the speakers in normal green out and use regular 2 stereo ones..and attach the sub-woofer in the plug specified in the diagram ..usually for 3=1 or 4=1 it will change the blue line in into woofer out ..and will work In this case the speakers used in the green out have to be amplified separately (or have a built in amplifier like computer speakers have ).please ask if you didn't understood the procedure ..and please rate my answer
The cord or plug in is damaged and needs to be replaced from end to end just get some wire and open the speaker case and redo the wires. This is an easy fix, find another cord matching and just solder a new one from end to end with a new tip. That is all you need to do? Thanks for using FixYa! John
Very doubtful that hum issue is ground potential difference from multiple power outlets as power cord is not grounding type (it is transformer isolated). I do agree that it is good practice to connect all audio equipment to common power strip though, especially with pro sound. Check the audio cords connecting your speakers to the coumputer sound card: 1) Make sure they are connected to the correct jacks and plugged in all the way, 2) wipe the connectors off with a clean paper towel wetted with a smidge of WD-40, 3) replace cords if all else fails. I have also seen solder joints fail on the power supply capacitors (due to vibration) causing hum -- but leave this repair to an electronics technician due to dangerous voltages.
The male mono plug (from the left small speaker) should be connected into the right speaker (small speaker with controls) . After plugging the multi pin cable from the control speaker to the sub-woofer you need to plug in a signal source from your computer (or any other digital signal) into the sub-woofer. This digital input looks like an ordinary RCA plug but carries many channels of audio. That connects to the enabled digital output of your computer. Some computers output digital through a 3.5mm jack others look just like an RCA phono jack. If you are lucky some BA735 sub-woofers have a second input that is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack and it will take analog audio from computer, DVD, MP3 player or the like. I have three sets of these speakers that I love because of their big volume considering such a small size.
a link to the Z-540 manual. It should help. Connect the green plug from
the audio input cable to the "line out" jack on your TV. Do NOT use the
black or orange plugs. WIth a 2 channel card like your TV's you will
not get sound from the rear speakers unless you enable matrix mode
through the remote.
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As I understand it, this adapter is used ONLY to adapt a standard 2-channel stereo output to the 3, 1/8" plugs of the Dell 5650 5.1 system. These 3 plugs would normally plug into the front, rear, and center/sub outputs on a computer designed to output 5.1 channel sound.
To make this clear, what this means is that the output you get from your 2-channel stereo system, using this adapter with the Dell 5650 5.1 system, will NOT be full 5.1 surround sound...it will be 2-channel stereo signals intermixed so that it plays from the 5650 system through the Dell amplifiers and speakers...nothing more.
This cannot be over-emphasized. The adapter does NOT create true 5.1 sound from a 2-channel stereo output system.
If you are hoping to get true 5.1 output from a 2-channel stereo system, you will be disappointed.
All this adapter likely does is split/mix some of the 2-channel signal into the rear channel, and split/mix some of the SAME 2-channel signal into the center-sub channel, just so you will get some output from those speakers. There may be some low-pass filtering for the sub-woofer input.
It is almost certainly a very simple passive circuit consisting of resistors, capacitors, and possibly an audio transformer or two.
Look for circuit on Do-It-Yourself electronic sites and build it yourself...or you're almost certain to be ripped-off.
What speakers (+sub) are you using (brand/model)?
You have to consider whether it is basic 2, or 5.1 or 7.1.
the Dell Dimension 9200C uses multiple sound connector at the back, the center/LFE connector (orange) should go to the sub-woofer in a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system.
An online manual is available @ http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9200C/en/SM_EN/about.htm
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.