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Old 09-19-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Was moving some boxes and found our Labtec computer speakers. These were two speakers and a small subwoofer. They sounded fantastic but had to box them and the tower computer three years ago when my wife's dad moved in with us. He's passed away and the wife wants to keep the room as a spare bedroom. After moving things around and finding those speakers, I remembered the wife wanted surround sound in the bedroom. Our bedroom is just too small and bad acoustics to warrant buying a complete system. Am going to buy an adaptor, connect the speakers to the TV output (or receiver audio output) and try it out. One down side is speaker power and volume control is manual and at the speakers. Am hoping to find a setting to change from internal to external speakers and then control volume by tv remote. Will place the two front speakers wide apart for stereo surround effect (roughly about 4 feet, as wide as the dresser). The subwoofer will be on the floor. I know stereo surround tv sounds very good, especially when compared to built in factory TV speakers. Never tried this with computer speakers.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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You should drop the "surround" in your posts, since nothing you've said indicates you'll have surround sound. It will just be confusing. Two speakers (the sub doesn't count) is just stereo, and that's probably fine for your goals.

If your TV has a headphone output it should be variable, and would give you remote volume control. As you said, go through the audio settings to see if there are options.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Store didn't have the adaptor. Will try a different store tomorrow.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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You should drop the "surround" in your posts, since nothing you've said indicates you'll have surround sound. It will just be confusing. Two speakers (the sub doesn't count) is just stereo, and that's probably fine for your goals.

If your TV has a headphone output it should be variable, and would give you remote volume control. As you said, go through the audio settings to see if there are options.
Thank you. I found the connector on the TV that the speaker cable fits into (really hard to see). Got it all hooked up and tested. Speakers and subwoofer sound fantastic for bedroom. One downside, can't adjust speaker volume through TV. I tried it with the internal speakers on and off. Spoke to the wife. She says that's fine. She's only going to use them for movies. Rest of the time they'll be off. If she does decide to use them, she'll turn on the speakers and turn down the TV volume. A remote controlled sound bar would be better but cost more than we're willing to spend at this time.

Oh, and the speakers are actually Logitech
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Thank you. I found the connector on the TV that the speaker cable fits into (really hard to see). Got it all hooked up and tested. Speakers and subwoofer sound fantastic for bedroom. One downside, can't adjust speaker volume through TV. I tried it with the internal speakers on and off. Spoke to the wife. She says that's fine. She's only going to use them for movies. Rest of the time they'll be off. If she does decide to use them, she'll turn on the speakers and turn down the TV volume. A remote controlled sound bar would be better but cost more than we're willing to spend at this time.

Oh, and the speakers are actually Logitech

Great stuff. I'm not familiar with the Labtec stuff but i do have an old Klipsch Promedia set floating around that got asigned to the office. I have a tv tuner card that I use for the monitor in there, allowing me to use the media player as an attenuator.

Much like your setup, the Klipsch doesn't have a remote so I feel your pain...not a big deal though if you get improved sound for little effort...
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