HELP needed! setting up PS2 w/ stereo 2.0 speakers


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Well, I'm kind of tired of dealing with this and thus I won't really type out the entire problem. But here's a conversation I had with someone at neowin IRC; the convo should provide all the info necessary to find out how to deal with the problem. :/

<dt_> need help here

<[otheruser]> go ahead

<dt_> <dt_> i got some stuff frmo radio shack 

<dt_>  <dt_> ill explain 

<dt_>  <dt_> i wanna hook up my ps2 to PC speakers.. 

<dt_>  <dt_> so i got a 2 female RCA --> 1/8" stereo male adapter 

<dt_> <dt_> and a coupler 

<dt_>  <dt_> which hooks onto that male part of the adapter 

<dt_>  <dt_> so i plugged in the pc speakers into the other end of the coupler 

<dt_>  <dt_> and i plugged the ps2's white and red RCA audio outputs into the female ends of the adapter 

<dt_>  <dt_> but only the left speaker outputs sound 

<dt_>  <dt_> the right one has none 

<dt_>  <dt_> wtf? 

<[otheruser]> uhm. did you just try to plug the ps2 into the line in ?

<[otheruser]> leave the speakers where they are

<dt_> ??

<dt_> whatcha mean?

<dt_> the PC speakers have a male output

<dt_> 1/8"

<[otheruser]> your sound card should have a line in port

<dt_> no im not using my pc at all

<[otheruser]> ah ok

<dt_> i meant pc speakers as in

<dt_> speakers that would fit in a pc, or ipod, or standard 1/8"

<dt_> sorry for not makin' that clear

<[otheruser]> ok i see. 

<dt_> : |

<dt_> i've noticed

<dt_> that the RED female part of the y-adapter doesnt seem to do anything

<dt_> no matter whats plugged in there, no sound outputs

<dt_> is that a defect or just something im doing wrong?

<[otheruser]> mh. 

<[otheruser]> gimme a sec, i have to think how i can explain that in english

<[otheruser]> i think the Y adapter is not for right/left speakers, but only splits the signal of one speaker 

<[otheruser]> thats why you only get sound on one speaker

<dt_> hmm

<dt_> well the y-adapter's inputs are supposed to be the 

<dt_> ps2's Rca white/red

<dt_> which are left/right separately

<dt_> and there are two speakers which are stereo

<dt_> so why wouldnt it work?

<[otheruser]> whats the Y adapter for again ? you have the red/right and white/left connected ?

<dt_> yes

<dt_> sound

<[otheruser]> mhh no idea, really sorry man 

<dt_> eh thx anyway

<dt_> from what you know

<dt_> does what i've done seem correct?

<[otheruser]> i can't really see what the Y adapter is for, since you don't have to split the signal

<dt_> its so i can get the rca to play through speakers

<dt_> which only have one male input

<dt_> Do you think that setting the PS2 to digital output would do anything?

<[otheruser]> mhh no probably not.

<[otheruser]> so let me just get this again. you have the red/white ps2 cabel going into the Y adapter. on the other end is a male/female changer so that you can plug the speakers into that

<dt_> correct

<dt_> if that 'male/female changer' you meant is a coupler, then yes 

<[otheruser]> yes ^^

<[otheruser]> mhh that should just work like that

<dt_> :\

<[otheruser]> you can try to set the output to digital and see what happens. but usually you have to have an amplifier at the other end to translate the signal

<dt_> it said "OPTICAL"

<dt_> in that option

<dt_> so is that just for video

<dt_> or what

<[otheruser]> optical is for sound too, usual for 5.1 systems

<dt_> hm

<dt_> this is ****ing me off

<dt_> digital on or off makes no difference apparently

Help is appreciated, folks. :(

Thanks.

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CryptoKnight
Well, I'm kind of tired of dealing with this and thus I won't really type out the entire problem. But here's a conversation I had with someone at neowin IRC; the convo should provide all the info necessary to find out how to deal with the problem. :/

Help is appreciated, folks. :(

Thanks.

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<CryptoKnight> Here we go.

<CryptoKnight> The red and white RCA outputs.

<CryptoKnight> Take those.

<CryptoKnight> Get RCA gender changers.

<CryptoKnight> Female to Female

<CryptoKnight> Then

<CryptoKnight> Get RCA to 1/8"

<CryptoKnight> cable

<CryptoKnight> Take that cable.

<CryptoKnight> Put a 1/8" gender changer on that.

<CryptoKnight> Female to Female.

<CryptoKnight> That is your new output.

<CryptoKnight> Plug your PC speakers into that.

A diagram that I drew in MS Paint.

(Yes I do have Photoshop CS2, but this was faster.)

http://tinyurl.com/dew72

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*DING DING DING* we have a WINNER

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<CryptoKnight> Here we go.

<CryptoKnight> The red and white RCA outputs.

<CryptoKnight> Take those.

<CryptoKnight> Get RCA gender changers.

<CryptoKnight> Female to Female

<CryptoKnight> Then

<CryptoKnight> Get RCA to 1/8"

<CryptoKnight> cable

<CryptoKnight> Take that cable.

<CryptoKnight> Put a 1/8" gender changer on that.

<CryptoKnight> Female to Female.

<CryptoKnight> That is your new output.

<CryptoKnight> Plug your PC speakers into that.

A diagram that I drew in MS Paint.

(Yes I do have Photoshop CS2, but this was faster.)

http://tinyurl.com/dew72

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:rofl: Haha post of the day....Oh and I see that was your first post too, welcome to Neowin (Y)

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