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Installing and Configuring Speakers Compaq Presario 6019WM

Installing and Configuring Speakers Compaq Presario 6019WM

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»Before you begin»Step 1: Position and connect the speakers»Step 2: Configure the sound software»Step 3: Configure Windows XP»Reference: Sound connector examples
This document applies to HP and Compaq Desktop computers with Windows XP.
HP computers come with a variety of sound options and speaker configurations. Use the sections withinthe steps below that best match the sound hardware for your computer. This document also describeshow to connect your computer to a home stereo system.
Before you begin
Make sure you have the following items:Enough speaker wire to connect all speakers.When using desktop speakers, make sure that the speakers are self-amplified. Many soundcards in HP computers output a high quality non-amplified signal.Back to top
Step 1: Position and connect the speakers
Use one of the following sections depending on your particular speaker configuration:Desktop speakers (2) or headphonesMonitor speakersConventional home stereo system2.1 computer speaker system5.1 (or greater) computer speaker system
Desktop computer speakers (2) or headphones
Connect the two desktop speakers to the
Speaker Out
connection on the back of the computer.
NOTE:
Most computers do not come with an amplified Speaker Out connection and requireself-amplified speakers. Make sure that you are using self-powered desktop speakersor volume levels might be too low.
Connect headphones to the headphone connection on the front of the computer.After connecting the speaker or headphone cable, continue toStep 2.
Monitor speakers
Connect the monitor speaker cable from the back of the speaker to the
Speaker Out
connectionon the back of the computer.For more specific installation and setup instructions, see your monitor Setup Guide.After connecting the speaker or headphone cable, continue toStep 2.
Connecting to a pre-existing home stereo system
Use the following steps to connect an HP computer to a home stereo receiver or amplifier:Buy the necessary number of Y adapter audio cables as described in the following list.Make sure that the cables are long enough to reach from the back of the computer tothe back of the receiver or amplifier. Y adapter cables have one 3.5 mm (1/8 inch)stereo mini plug on one end and two RCA style connections on the other.
Figure 1: Y adapter cable
1.
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NOTE:
If your computer came with on-board audio and you want to use 5.1speakers, the sound connections on the back of the computer change tospeaker out connections. Use the microphone connection (orange) for thecenter channel out and use the line-in connector (black) for the rear speakers. To change the speaker out configuration, seeConfiguringon-board audio (AC97).
If your computer has one
Speaker Out
connector, buy and use one Yadapter cable. Do this regardless of how many speakers the stereo has.If the home stereo system uses two speakers, buy one Y adapter cable.If the home stereo system uses four speakers, buy two Y adapter cables.If the home stereo system uses a 5.1 or greater speaker system, buy three Yadapter cables, plus one more cable for each extra set of speakers beyondthe initial 6 (3 cables for a 5.1 system, 4 for a 6.1, and 5 for 7.1).Turn off the stereo receiver or amplifier.2.Connect the stereo mini plug of a Y adapter cable into the Primary Front Speaker Out(green) on the back of the computer. Connect the other ends of the Y adapter cable intothe left and right inputs on the back of the stereo receiver or amplifier (usually CD or DVD in). If your stereo is a 5.1 or higher system, use the front left and right inputslabeled
DVD
,
Surround 
,
5.1
, or 
6 Channel 
inputs.3.If you have rear speakers, connect the stereo mini plug of a Y adapter cable into theRear Speaker Out (black) on the back of the computer. Connect the other ends of the Yadapter cable into the rear left and right inputs on the back of the stereo receiver or amplifier labeled
DVD
,
Surround 
,
5.1
, or 
6 Channel 
inputs.4.If you have a 5.1 or higher channel home stereo system, connect the stereo mini plug of a Y adapter cable into the Center or Digital Out (orange) on the back of the computer.Connect the other ends of the Y adapter cable into the center and subwoofer inputs onthe back of the stereo receiver or amplifier from the section labeled
DVD
,
Surround 
,
5.1
, or 
6 Channel 
inputs. Plug the Y adapter cable into the subwoofer connecter on theback of the receiver or amplifier even if a subwoofer is not used.5.Turn on the stereo.6.From the stereo receiver or amplifier, select the component that the Y adapter cable isplugged into (usually CD, DVD, or 5.1). Continue toStep 2.7.
Connecting 2.1 computer speakers
Use the following steps to install a 2.1 speaker system. The steps below were created from thesetup of a Klipsch 2.1 system, but apply to most 2.1 systems designed for computers.Unpack the speakers and assemble each component following the manufacturersinstructions.1.Place the subwoofer (the large cube) on the floor near the computer. Make sure that theconnectors on the back of the subwoofer are easily accessible. Position the subwoofer away from the leg room under the desk.2.Place the left and right speakers on either side of the monitor or television.3.Plug the ends of the speaker wires into the back of each desktop speaker. Connect theother ends of the speaker wires into the red and black connectors on the subwoofer labeled
To Satellite Speakers
.4.The sound cable is thicker and comes from the bottom of the right desktop speaker.Connect the sound cable into the primary front speaker out connector on the back of thecomputer.5.The pre-amp cable is thicker and also comes from the bottom of the right desktopspeaker. Connect the pre-amp cable into the round pre-amp connector on thesubwoofer.6.Plug the subwoofer power cord into a power outlet and turn on the subwoofer.7.
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Turn on the computer and test for sound. Continue toStep 2.8.
Connecting 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 computer speakers
The following steps are for installing a speaker system containing several satellite pairs, asubwoofer, and center speaker. The steps below were created from the setup of a Klipsch 5.1system, but apply to most multispeaker systems designed for computers.
NOTE:
If your computer came with on-board audio and you want to use 5.1 speakers, thesound connections on the back of the computer change to speaker out connections.Use the microphone connection (orange) for the center channel out and use theline-in connector (black) for the rear speakers. To change the speaker outconfiguration, seeConfiguring on-board audio (AC97).
Unpack the speakers and assemble each component following the manufacturersinstructions.1.Place the subwoofer (the large cube) on the floor near the computer. Make sure that theconnectors on the back of the subwoofer are easily accessible and the round speaker faces forward.2.Place the front left, and right desktop speakers on either side of the monitor or television. Place the side left, and right speaker as close to the sides as possible,usually toward the front of a desk. Place the rear, left and right speakers behind thelistening area. Try to place all desktop speakers equal distance from the center of your listening area.
Figure 2: 5.1 Speaker Connections
3.Place the center speaker on top or in front of the television or monitor.4.Plug the ends of the speaker wires into the red and black connectors on the back of each speaker. Press the red or black plastic tab in while inserting the end of the speaker wire into the hole. Use the longer speaker wires for the rear desktop speakers.5.Insert the other end of the each speaker wire into the matching red and black connector on the subwoofer.6.Place the control tower (the volume control component) near the listening area where itis easily accessible.7.Plug the cable that comes from the control tower into its matching connector on theback of the subwoofer.8.Connect the sound cable with green connectors into Primary Front Speaker Out on theback of the computer. Plug the other end of the cable into the green connector on thesubwoofer.9.Connect the sound cable with black connectors into Rear Speaker Out on the back of the computer. Plug the other end of the cable into the black connector on the subwoofer next to the green connector.10.Connect the sound cable with orange connectors into Center or Digital Out on the backof the computer. Plug the other end of the cable into the orange connector on thesubwoofer.11.Turn on the computer and test for sound. Continue toStep 2.12. Back to top
Step 2: Configure the sound software
Use one of the following sections to set the speaker settings in the sound software. If the steps for your sound card are not listed, see the documentation that came with the card for configuration information.
Configuring Sound Blaster Audigy
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