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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
connection on the back of the computer.
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.
Connect the monitor speaker cable from the back of the speaker to the
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
Installing and Configuring Speakers
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