How To Hook Up Boombox Speakers TO Another Music Device

Need to know how to hook up boombox speakers to another music device? Hooking up boombox speakers to a different device is a good way to make use of speakers if you don't use them with your boombox anymore. These speakers can be used with other music devices, such as MP3 players, CD players or most other devices that use a 3.5 mm audio output. Follow these steps to learn about hooking up boombox speakers to other music devices.

To hook up boombox speakers to another music device, you will need:

  • A 3.5 mm audio connector
  • A wire splitter
  • Electrical tape
  • A wire stripper
  1. Unplug the boombox power cord. Remove the speakers from the boombox. On most boomboxes, the speakers are connected with push-down connectors. Press these connectors on the back of the boombox to release the speaker wires.
  2. Attach a 3.5 mm audio connector to the exposed ends of the speaker wire. If your music device uses another type of connection, simply splice on that connector type instead. Use electrical tape to cover the connections.
  3. Test the connection by playing some music. Check the connections and volume control settings if you have problems.

Some boomboxes have audio inputs. This feature allows you to attach another music device without splicing speaker wires. Use a male-to-male 3.5 mm speaker wire to attach your other music device to the audio input on the boombox. Using a speaker on a device that is normally used with headphones will probably play audio fairly quietly. To increase the volume from the speakers in this situation, use a small audio amplifier to increase the power to the speakers.

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