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Alright guys, total noob here. I recently purchased the samsung e530 plasma tv here:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841041-REG/Samsung_PN51E530A3FXZA_PN51E530_51_Class_PDP.html

I'm very let down with the audio quality from the built in speakers, and am looking to connect a couple of recently acquired sony SMS-1P monitors. What do I need to accomplish this? Thanks!
post #2 of 8
What input do you have for the monitors?

What are you using to watch TV on?

you should be able to run an RCA cable with 3.5mm to the monitors.
Edited by Jester435 - 4/1/13 at 3:08pm
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post #3 of 8
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The monitors seem to have an XLR and two inputs simply labelled CH 1 IN and CH 2 IN
Right now I just have my xbox hooked up to my tv via HDMI.
post #4 of 8
you will need to connect your xbox to the speakers.

Can you take a picture of the rear of the speakers?

I am having a hard time finding specs online.

Also the speakers are self powered correct?

I think this is the cable you need

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PPRC-X05-Professional-Audio-Female/dp/B000V1RLI2
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post #5 of 8
Or you can use two of these and then just plug the RCA cable into them.

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-GXF-132-RCA-Female-XLR/dp/B000068O4B/ref=pd_sim_e_3

You use the HDMI to the TV for Video

The RCA xbox component cable to your speakers for audio

http://pineconeattack.com/2010/08/20/cable-hack-use-both-the-rca-audio-hdmi-on-the-xbox-360-for-free/

good luck!
Edited by Jester435 - 4/2/13 at 11:33am
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post #6 of 8
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Thanks for all your help. The speakers are not self powered, here's a pic of the back. Thanks!
post #7 of 8
Yes those speakers are self powered. You have to plug in the AC cord and turn them to ON.

You should be able to use the CH1 In by using a normal RCA cable.
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Thanks for all your help. The speakers are not self powered, here's a pic of the back. Thanks!

Self-powered means it connects directly to the wall, rather than a receiver.

Nothing in this world is literally self-powered, except maybe God...
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