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What is Computer Speaker?

Speakers are one of the most common output devices used with computer systems. Some speakers are designed to work specifically with computers, while others can be hooked up to any type of sound system. Regardless of their design, the purpose of speakers is to produce audio output that can be heard by the listener.

Speakers are transducers that convert electromagnetic waves into sound waves. The speakers receive audio input from a device such as a computer or an audio receiver. This input may be either in analogy or digital form. Analog speakers simply amplify the analogy electromagnetic waves into sound waves. Since sound waves are produced in analogy form, digital speakers must first convert the digital input to an analogy signal, and then generate the sound waves.

A speaker is a term used to describe the user who is giving vocal commands to a software program.

A computer speaker is a hardware device that connects to a computer to generate sound. The signal used to produce the sound that comes from a computer speaker is created by the computer's sound card.


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How to connect speakers to a computer:-

Follow these step-by-step instructions to attach speakers to your computer

Step 1: Ensure that the computer is turned off.

Step 2: Plug the speakers into the power socket.

Step 3: Locate the 3.5mm jack connected to the cable at the back of the speakers. You’ll use this plug to attach them to your computer tower.

Step 4: On the back of the computer tower are a number of small, round, coloured-coded sockets. The one to plug your speakers into is usually green. It may also be marked with a headphones symbol or be labelled ‘Audio out’.

Step 5: In some speaker set-ups, there’s an additional ‘subwoofer’, a larger third speaker that provides bass sounds. Before plugging this in, find out if your sound card can support multiple speakers. If it does, follow the colour coding on the back of the tower as you connect the jacks – plug the green jack into the green socket, the black jack into the black socket and so on.

Step 6: Turn on your computer and speakers and adjust the volume control. Your computer is probably set to play a small tune when it’s turned on. If you now hear it, you’ll know that the speakers are on and working. But don’t worry if you don’t hear it.

Step 7: The computer should recognise the addition of speakers to your system and will respond accordingly. Possibly it will say ‘New driver detected’ and run through a short set-up process. You’ll need to click ‘Yes’ to allow it to make the appropriate changes.

Step 8: To test that your speakers are working, play something you know has a soundtrack. Pop a CD or DVD in the DVD drive or watch a clip on YouTube. You may also notice that sounds now occur when simple functions are carried out – for example, a noise when you click a button or open a window or when an email arrives.


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