You may possess speakers that only work with the use of wires. With the availability of various streaming music services, you may feel outdated with your old audio devices.
Wired connectivity is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and so is your speaker especially if it lacks any wireless connectivity features.
But do you need to junk these old speakers?
Unless you’re an extreme audiophile, you don’t need to spend to replace your old speaker system just to fit the trend. All you need is a wireless speaker kit.
Bluetooth technology contributes significantly to the wireless capability of audio devices. The use of wireless speaker kits eased the hearts of consumers who want to preserve their old gadgets but still want to enjoy wireless music experience.
But here’s a hard fact that you need to know. Since most wired speakers don’t have features that can directly convert these gadgets into wireless audio devices, you may have to link an amplifier to your speaker using RCA cables or other wires.
The reason why this setup is considered ‘wireless’ is that the speakers aren’t connected directly to the audio source. What actually happens here is that audio signals travel through the air from the surround-sound television or music stereo, through the transmitter, to the AV receiver, and then to the speaker.
So, this whole setup isn’t entirely wire-free per se.
If you need a step-by-step procedure on how to use a wireless speaker kit to make your gadgets work wirelessly, our help is just right here. Read on to know how to convert wired speakers to wireless audio devices easily.
Note: These easy procedure steps work for surround-sound television setups and music-only stereos.
How to Convert Wired Speakers to Wireless
First Step: Purchase a wireless speaker kit
There are various wireless speaker kits available on the market. The most commonly used wireless speaker kits are Bluetooth adapters. Costs for these devices range from inexpensive to expensive versions. You may expect good quality from high-priced wireless speaker kits and mediocre performance from those cheaper ones. However, the setup method of these wireless speaker kits is most likely the same.
Second Step: Connect an amplifier
Most old speakers don’t have amplifiers in them. You need an amplifier because wireless signals alone can’t provide the necessary amplification to produce sound from your speakers.
So if you’ve acquired an amplifier, do these two simple steps:
1. Plug the amplifier into a power source.
2. Connect the amplifier to your speaker using RCA cables or other wires.
Note: These kits only connect two speakers (left and right for stereo), and the two speakers must also be connected so that both speakers will work afterward.
Most wireless speaker kits come with three main audio parts: a transmitter and two receivers, along with AC adapters and wires for each adapter.
We continue our wireless setup using these audio pieces.
Third Step: Connect the transmitter
Link the transmitter to your sound-system amplifier using the cables that included in the wireless speaker kit.
Plug the cable provided in the kit to the ‘Out or Stereo Out’ port on the back of your sound system. Then, link the other end into the transmitter.
Next, plug the AC adapter into a power source and the other end, into the transmitter. Disconnect speaker wires that lead to the speakers you wish to make wireless.
Fourth Step: Connect the two receivers
Remove existing speaker wires from one of the audio devices. Then, use one of the receiver cables included in the kit to connect the receiver and speaker.
Next, connect the AC adapter cables by plugging one end into a power source and the other wire into the back of the receiver. You’ll notice that the power light on the receiver flashes on and starts blinking.
Repeat the procedure above for the other speaker. Use the remaining cable to connect the two receivers.
Fifth Step: Turn on your speaker system
Listen to your speaker system carefully to make sure that sound reproduces from the speakers.
Check the lights on the receivers. The indicator light should be steady and shouldn’t be blinking by then. This means that the speakers are receiving wireless signals.
We hope these steps help you convert your devices into a ‘wireless’ setup. Now, you can enjoy wireless music listening without the need of purchasing wireless speakers.