How To Plug In Speakers
To learn how to plug in speakers, you need only follow a few simple directions. Most speakers are now made with audio jacks on them that simplifies the process from one that involves tools and a steady hand to one that involves mostly locating where the speakers get plugged in. You will need the items below to do this:
- Speakers with audio jacks
- Receiver with audio jack ports
- Turn the receiver off. It's important to have the receiver in the "off" position before you plug the speakers in. Otherwise, you may blow the speakers before you even get to use them.
- Locate the audio jacks. Follow the speaker wire from the speaker itself to the end of the wire. There should be an audio jack on the end of the wire of each speaker. Some may be color coded, while others are not.
- Locate the audio ports on the receiver. Whether you are plugging the speaker into a television, CD player or boom box, it is referred to as a receiver during this process. Any one of these items are now built with audio ports installed. They may be labelled as "output" and have color coded ports or they may simply have a small picture of a dot with sound waves on either side. Some of them are even labelled with an "A" for "audio".
- Match up the audio jack with the audio port. The audio jack or speaker jack needs to be inserted into the correct port. Make sure that your jack fits your port. Purchase an adapter if needed.
- Plug in the speakers. Insert the audio jack into the audio port. Turn the receiver on and enjoy your new speakers!