Add subwoofer to LCD speakers

October 6, 2011 at 19:53:41
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i5/8GB
Is it possible to add a subwoofer to an LCD monitor's speakers? The monitor is connected via an HDMI cable.

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October 6, 2011 at 20:48:14
Run it through your home stereo. The sound is better & you can add whatever you want. The cable costs around $12.

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October 6, 2011 at 22:32:27
You could add a sub by running analog stereo audio from the computer to the subwoofer, and then connecting the LCD's speakers to the sub's line level outputs.

HOWEVER, this would not sound good at all, since most active subwoofers are designed to handle bass frequencies below ~130Hz. A monitor's built in speakers will only go down to around 300-400Hz. So you'll hear bass from the subwoofer, very limited highs from the monitor's weak speakers, and no mids at all.

"Run it through your home stereo."

A much better idea.

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