Thread: Two speakers one audio jack
December 12th, 2008, 08:16 PM #1
Two speakers one audio jack
I know how to connect up the two speakers to the one audio jack (with the splitters), but my question is how can I make one speaker the right speaker, and the other left speaker, the left speaker? - So sounds will be played through their respective speakers.
Can this be done?
December 13th, 2008, 03:29 PM #2
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December 13th, 2008, 04:00 PM #4
Yeah, what AR said.
Most computer speakers have one speaker plug into the other with a mono jack, and the other speaker plugs into the computer with a stereo jack. Is it safe for me to presume your speakers aren't arranged that way?
December 13th, 2008, 05:14 PM #5
Yes, my speakers are totally independent from one another. And because one is to the left of me, and the other is to the right, I thought I can use them as their respective channels; left and right.
Isn't there like a device which I can plug into the PC, and then my speakers into that which will get my desired setup?
December 13th, 2008, 06:02 PM #6
I believe that splitter does separate the signal into a left/right configuration hence the red and white connectors.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
December 13th, 2008, 06:34 PM #7
Hmm, not sure. Then all splitters aren't the same, it doesn't say there either.
Would some kind of amplifier device work in this case?
December 13th, 2008, 06:54 PM #8
Typically, a standard splitter just splits a single audio signal into two. That stereo splitter should separate the incoming left/right signals to the red (right) and white (left) connectors.
I'm sure an amp would do the job, but for what cost?Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
December 23rd, 2008, 03:31 PM #9
If you look carefully at the tip of the jack, one stripe denotes a mono plug and two stripes denotes a stereo plug. The stereo plug with give the separation, the mono plug won't.RayH42450@gmail.com
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December 24th, 2008, 01:02 AM #10
Got any airline headphones? They usually come with an adapter that will go from two plugs to one, or one plug to two. If it has one plug it will split the two channels. I'm sure I have a few kicking around here somewhere...
December 24th, 2008, 07:15 PM #11
I haven't come across any adapters really. So I'm looking for one with 2 stripes then, that will split it right?
December 24th, 2008, 08:10 PM #12
Yes, the plug will have two stripes and two holes to plug the speakers into. Unfortunately, a splitter that separates the two channels will look the same (on the outside) as a splitter that allows you to plug two sets of headphones into one jack.
If you get the wrong one, you'll probably hear the same channel from both speakers instead of getting stereo...
December 26th, 2008, 07:53 PM #13
If they both look identical, the only way to find out is by trying one after another?
I hoped I can guarantee this solution before buying my speakers, I can't be exchanging splitters either to find the right one. Most descriptions don't mention this either, about teh channels.
December 26th, 2008, 08:39 PM #14
I thought you already had the speakers, and were looking to make them work...
Anyway, you don't want this: 1/8" Dual Headphone Y-adapter - RadioShack.com It will convert one stereo jack to two stereo jacks.
I believe this one will do what you need: 1/8" Dual Mono Jack to 1/8" Stereo Plug Y-Adapter - RadioShack.com It will convert one stereo jack to two mono jacks (left and right).
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