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I am trying to hookup my AL subwoofer to my existing comp system.Inserting a wire jack into one of the comp spkrs and subwoofer shuts the sound off.?? It is a FMC0034326 Altec Lansings Subwoofer.Thanks.

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You can't just do that. Your sound card needs to have a specific jack just for subwoofers. If you plug it into the speakers, the computer recognizes the subwoofer as a pair of headphones and routes all sound through it. Remember, a subwoofer is not a normal speaker. It only allows a frequency of extremely low sounds (a.k.a. BASS) and won't play anything that you would need a tweeter for.

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