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I need an audio connection from a laptop speaker out connection to a microphone input to a media system. Can this be done? Are there signal level problems involved? Thanks for any advice.

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  • webguy Jun 26, 2008

    The microphone input is a normal XLR three prong connection. I assume it is a balanced line to the sound system. Is a transformer needed in the line? Is special grounding needed?

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It can be done, and in order to keep from getting the distortion you will need to download a equalizer or mixer program.

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See if the laptop has a "line out" option. That will at least be at signal level. The media system should have the ability to handle either line level or mic level. Switch it to line. Even with the "speaker" output, the speakers in this case are small headphones and do not require large amounts of power. With the volume turned down to a low level, the line level input on themedia system should have no problems.

I can probably give you more details if you can provide the make and model of the media system involved here.

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Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Jun 27, 2008

    If the only input connector is the XLR connector, then the media system is set up for mic level only. Rather than just the adapter (which may work), I'd suggest that you include an attenuator. This will drop the signal level to an appropriate level for the mic level input. Check the media system for a Line input as well. That would be the better option.



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You want to connect the external speaker?

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    Legin Varghese Jun 25, 2008

    can you more describe your problem.

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It will work but may sound distorted. Adjusting the volume on the laptop will help.

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