10-07-2009 11:40 AM
I'm trying to hook up my new Z523 speakers to my Xbox 360. I am using the Component cables included with the console. I have the red and white audio cables plugged into the back of the subwoofer, however, I only get sound to come out of the LEFT speaker and subwoofer and never the right.
Also, note that when I plug in the 3.5 mm cord attached to the RIGHT speaker to let's say, my TV or my Zune it plays/sounds fine, but with far less (almost degrading) audio quality and I have to turn up either the TV or Zune to the max level which I do not want to do.
I would like to have the audio cables plugged into the back of the subwoofer to have sound come out of both speakers and the subwoofer since this sounds the best (even though only the left speaker and subwoofer are on and playing).
Maybe I don't know what I'm doing, but I thank you all in advance for your help.
10-07-2009 01:44 PM
Have you tried swapping the red and white cables to see if the problem is with the cable?
The best way connect devices like MP3 players and devices connecting via 3.5 mm is to turn the source(MP3 player) up to max. This is because the output of these devices is usually quite low and the speakers can amplify that signal better. There is no way to damage the MP3 player by having the volume at 100%.
10-07-2009 02:52 PM
Will haveing the source (ipod) on 100% volume and haveing the speakers (myne are the z-2300's) on 100% and playing music ,will that damage the speakers in any way ? because i can hear distortion when they are at 100% and im scared that i might blow the sub or one of the sats? and if i do ,are they covered in warranty?
10-07-2009 04:49 PM
10-08-2009 11:50 AM
Ahhh, I think I know what the problem might be.
The TV set is only outputting mono for the signal that is coming in from another source besides the TV, ie the XBox.
If you play just the TV do you get stereo?
Also if you can't prove the output from the TV it could either be the TV or the speakers.
If you had a Y cable red/white RCA dor 3.5mm male you could play an iPod or something into the speakers.
You never answered my question about swapping red/white cables at the TV.
10-08-2009 11:53 AM
I didn't say to play the speakers at 100%, you should never play speakers at 100% with the source at 100% because you will get distortion. I said to turn the source to 100% or so and regulate the volume at the speakers.
05-28-2010 06:51 AM
This may be too late but I figured out how to hook up the Xbox.
Only plug the satellite speaker wires into the subwoofer. Use the red and white wire adapter to plug into the back of your TV where it says audio out. Plug the single wire that is attached to the wired remote into the adapter. Hope this helps.