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Sub to TV cabling?

cupidstunt-uk, modified 11 Years ago.

Sub to TV cabling?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 8/25/11 Recent Posts

I own a pair of 8020a monitors and 5040a subwoofer. I wish to connect the subwoofer directly to this TV: ... cification

My laptop is connected to the 5040a via 3.5mm male minijack to minijack. However, I currently have to unplug the minijack from the laptop and into the TV when:

- watching videos from the laptop on TV (connected via HDMI)
- playing PS3

When swapping minijack sockets, the gain on the 8020a's require tweaking.

Without the purchase of other electronics, I was wondering if anyone could please advise me on whether there is a way of cabling the subwoofer to the TV, yet avoid tweaking the monitors after each minijack swap.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Sub to TV cabling?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

The speakers and the subwoofer work as a unit, so it shouldn't matter from which device you input the signal. Are the speakers connected from the left and right main outputs on the subwoofer?
cupidstunt-uk, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Sub to TV cabling?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 8/25/11 Recent Posts

Thank you for your reply. The monitors are indeed connected from the left and right outputs on the subwoofer.

As a solution, I have turned up the volume on the TV to match the volume output from the laptop. Fortunately, the TV volume setting can be preset for whenever the TV minijack socket is occupied.