Have you ever wanted to connect a speaker to a monitor? It’s not that hard, and in this blog post, we will show you how to do it. All you need is a speaker cable and a monitor with an audio input.
Speakers usually do not come with any way to connect to a monitor. If you want to watch a video or a movie, you will have to connect the speaker to a laptop/computer. This blog will help you connect a speaker to a monitor.
Connect Speaker Via Audio Input
To connect a speaker to a monitor via audio input, you will need the following items:
- Speaker Cable
- Monitor with audio input
It is usually found on most TVs, but if it’s not, you can also get a mini-jack to RCA cable, which you can find at any electronics store or store that sells audio equipment.
When you buy the speaker cable, make sure that it is long enough for your needs. For example, if the monitor is far away from the computer or A/V receiver, don’t buy a short speaker cable! You will want at least 5 meters (more than 16 feet). After purchasing the right length of speaker cable, you will need to connect the RCA plugs.
These plugs can be red and white or red, pink and blue. If you have a color TV with these colors, then that is probably what they are already. However, if you don’t know which colors go where just remember:
Red goes to Red
Pink goes to White
Blue goes to Blue
Now that the speaker cable is plugged in, it’s time to adjust the audio settings on your monitor.
Monitor with audio input
Almost every monitor has some way of adjusting the audio input. Sometimes it’s a simple knob or slider that you can move up and down. There is no standard to this, so if you’re looking for the audio input on your monitor, it’s usually under Inputs in the settings menus.
Once you find how to adjust the audio input, could you not move it too much? If you turn up the volume super loud, your speakers will get damaged, and depending on what you’re watching/listening to, the sound quality could get terrible.
Connect Speaker via RCA Cable
If your monitor does not have an audio input, you can still connect a speaker to it! You have to buy a mini-jack to RCA cable and plug both ends into the speakers. However, you will need to use the headphone output on your computer or the A/V receiver to send the audio signal to the monitor.
How to connect a speaker to a monitor in a few simple steps.
Follow the below-given instructions to connect a speaker to a monitor.
- Speaker cables come in different lengths, so make sure to buy the correct size for your needs.
- There are usually two RCA plugs on a speaker cable. Plug the red one into the red port and the white one into the white port.
- Almost every monitor has some way of adjusting the audio input. If you’re not sure how to do it, consult your monitor’s instruction manual.
- You can also buy a mini-jack to RCA cable if your monitor doesn’t have an audio input. Just plug both ends of the cable into the speakers and use the headphone output on your computer or A/V receiver to send the audio signal to your monitor.
- If you’re having trouble getting good sound quality from your speaker, don’t turn up the volume too high! You could damage your speakers if you do. Try adjusting the audio settings on your monitor until you find an environment that you’re happy with.
After a lot of research, I think the best way to do this is by using an RCA cable. An RCA cable has red and white ends. One end goes into the monitor’s audio out, and the other either goes into the amp or computer (if your computer doesn’t have speaker jacks). Finally, you plug in your speaker.
If the monitor only has one audio out, you can buy a splitter for around $5, which will turn into two RCA jacks (red and white). I hope this blog helped you connect a speaker to a monitor.
Can you plug speakers into an LG monitor?
Yes, you can plug speakers into an LG monitor. All you need is a 3.5mm audio cable.
Can you use an HDMI to connect a speaker to a monitor?
You cannot use an HDMI to connect a speaker to a monitor. It would help if you had a 3.5mm audio cable.
How do I join a USB speaker to a monitor?
You can’t. It would help if you had a 3.5mm audio cable.
Can I use my monitor’s built-in speakers?
Yes, you can use your monitor’s built-in speakers. All you need to do is plug the speaker cable into the headphone jack on the back of your monitor.
Why is there no sound when I connect to a monitor?
There are several reasons why you might not be getting sound when you connect to a monitor. Ensure that your speaker is plugged into the correct port on your computer and that your audio cable is connected correctly.