PDA

View Full Version : What can I wire these speakers to..



Marxnyder
07-19-2006, 12:26 AM
I have two RCA speakers from an old stereo. They both have two wires coming from the back of them, a red and a black, each being about as thick as the antenna on your phone. These are the ones you clamb into the back of a stereo system. I have no idea what you call these, but I just described them pretty **** well:cool:

Anyways, I don't know what to hook them up to, (or how)

I was thinking my TV, but can't take that apart. Then I was thinking my USB headset for my ps2, re-wire it so that I hear out of the speakers instead of the headset (I'd still have to use the mic)

I can't really think of anything else though :(

Alpine4x4
07-19-2006, 12:32 AM
Take a set of head phones, remove the head gear, wire the speakers up to the wiring and plug em into your CD player

squeak9798
07-19-2006, 12:41 AM
A wall socket......

Marxnyder
07-19-2006, 03:17 AM
Funny..

Marxnyder
07-19-2006, 07:33 PM
Ok so, there's two wires from each speaker, red and black, and there's only one wire going to each headphone speaker. How am I supposed to connect it? Just wrap/twist both red and black around the single wire? Or just not use one of the wires on the speakers whether it be the red or the black one?

Prowler573
07-19-2006, 07:34 PM
Ok so, there's two wires from each speaker, red and black, and there's only one wire going to each headphone speaker. How am I supposed to connect it? Just wrap/twist both red and black around the single wire? Or just not use one of the wires on the speakers whether it be the red or the black one?
There is a second conductor that you're missing somehow, I would wager.

There has to be both positive and negative going to each driver in the headphones, no?

Marxnyder
07-19-2006, 07:57 PM
There's two wires at the plug, but when they head towards the headphones they split and one wire goes to each headphone.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4817/p1010186hc5.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010186hc5.jpg)

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2071/p1010187pw2.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010187pw2.jpg)

Alpine4x4
07-19-2006, 11:31 PM
THats just the wire casing. There are 2 wires in each casing. You got to chop off the headphones. WIre + to + and - to - Ive noticed some of the enwer head phones are very touchy in the wiring. I got an old pair and it works good fro me!

wesl56
07-19-2006, 11:37 PM
omg serious?!?! this will not work.... look at the size of the headphones... now look at the size of those big *** box speakers... ur gonna need more watts than anything puts out of a headphone jack to hear anything... those headpone wires are so small thats why u cant see em lol

and i think they're called "bookshelf speakers"? something like that... u need to hook them up to a home reciever or mini home system type deal

Marxnyder
07-20-2006, 01:54 AM
Eh, nothing to lose. Probably 'll try it tomorrow. CanI just twist the wires together like you twist tye bread, and then put electrical tape over them?

Prowler573
07-20-2006, 02:28 AM
Eh, nothing to lose. Probably 'll try it tomorrow. CanI just twist the wires together like you twist tye bread, and then put electrical tape over them?
No.
If you cross the negative and positive conductors together you get zilch for sound.

headless
07-20-2006, 01:49 PM
I wonder if you dead short them if it would fry the little amp in the cd player..i know my amp has speaker short protection but i doubt they bother with that on a small miniplug output from a cd player.

Alpine4x4
07-20-2006, 02:23 PM
Ya i would try running both channels to one speaker. Ive got that rigged up right now and it does ok for sound but im scared to use it. Ive wired up 2 3.5" dash speakers out of my truck in cool little plastic enclosures that are ported that came in my truck and they do alright.

theCybe
07-20-2006, 02:34 PM
Please google 'electricity'

=)


You can hook those speakers up to anything that drives speakers. If there are already speakers there, cut them out, and connect your bookshelves instead.

In the case of the headphones I would

a) disassemble the jack, solder new wires for the speakers
b) purchase a new, empty jack.

Marxnyder
07-20-2006, 04:06 PM
To whoever said that each wire going to each speaker on the headphones has two wires is wrong, there's only one going to each headphone speaker, so would i just wrap both the red and black around that one wire?

theCybe
07-20-2006, 04:31 PM
http://www.tailspinstudio.com/clipart/images/Electrocute.gif

theCybe
07-20-2006, 04:34 PM
I thought I would just leave it at that, but in the interest of good karma and science:


A speaker (and just about every other electronic) needs a positive and a negative to make use of electricity; The wire's sheilding may be the negative conductor.

They don't just work on positive current, it needs a path back to the source via a seperate conductor.

And no, you shouldn't wrap the red and black around that same wire.

In fact, I would suggest you don't wire anything to anything, flip any switches, use any toasters, or put batteries in anything at all until you understand why that won't work.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity.htm

superdooperman
07-20-2006, 04:38 PM
In fact, I would suggest you don't wire anything to anything, flip any switches, use any toasters, or put batteries in anything at all until you understand why that won't work.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity.htm

LMFAO @ possibily the funniest post I have seen in a while. This post belongs in probably 75% of all the threads started on this forum.