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August 1, 2020
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Audio Cables- Setting Up Sound

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Audio cables are what allow you to hear what's happening from a source device. For example, if a computer is producing music, you won't be able to hear it at all unless you use some kind of audio connector to connect it to a device that can play it. This is besides computers that have internal speakers, of course. Laptops will sometimes have this, but many larger computers will not. You need audio connectors, in many cases, to connect speakers to your computer, for example. You also need audio connectors to connect the audio portion of anything that's playing to any external device, such as a television or monitor.

This is because some video cables don't actually carry audio parts of the signal. You'll need audio cables to hear music, or talking, or any other audio part of a video in these cases. You should be able to separately connect the video and audio parts of a video using video and audio cables if this happens. For example, if you're connecting your computer to your television using a HDMI cable, that will only do for the video format. In fact, you may need a converter as well in this case.

A converter will be needed if the television doesn't have a VGA port. This is starting to become more common in televisions, but older models may not have it. Older models of televisions might also have ports that take separate cables for video and audio as well. IN some cases you will need audio cables that have both left and right channel cables. The audio signal will actually be split into the left and right sides of the speakers of the television. If you don't put both cables in properly, the audio may not play the way that it was intended.

That's why it's important to plug audio cables in the right way. Most packages for these cables will contain information, about which colour goes into which jack. Often the colours will be coordinated, so you can plug the red cable into the red jack on the back of the television, for example. But this may not always be the case, and it may not always be obvious. This is why it's a good idea to keep the original packaging for both cables and devices, so you know how the cable is meant to interact with the device in all situations. Otherwise you might cause yourself serious audio problems.

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