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How do I connect a speaker? Answered

I recently found a speaker which someone was throwing away (2 speakers actually). One speaker has a blue rca connector on it, and the other has a grey rca connector. I can't seem to figure out how to hook it up.

First off, I don't have a blue and gray cable, so I've been using a white one. I've read that the cable color doesn't actually matter, so I don't think this is the problem.

Upon plugging the speaker into some connectors, I hear a faint buzz, but no sound.

Lastly, the speaker has a hole in it. I can't figure out if it is designed to take a power supply, or what it's for. I'm not even sure if the hole is a connector.


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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

2 years ago

This, what you call, "speaker", or "speakers", might actually be an amplifier and speakers in the same box. If so, that amplifier wants power. You know, electrical power.

Often these artifacts have some scribbles, or hieroglyphics, printed on the outside, for to give the interested reader some clues, as to the function of the artifact.

Also there are scribbles and words on the inside too. I mean, if you can find the courage to pick up a screwdriver, and open up the case, for to see what is on the inside. There are scribbles written on the inside parts too, and these also can give you clues about the function of the artifact.

By the way, you are correct in thinking the color of the cable does not matter.

The electrons inside the wires, inside the cable, do not, give much concern to the color of the cable.

The color of cables, or wires, usually reflects some kind of convention, or standard, used by the person who designed the artifact. One nice feature about standards, is there are so many to choose from. ;-)