How to Connect Cable TV to Speakers

By GeorgeD

Hooking up cable TV to stereo speakers is a fairly simple task. You don't need anything more than a TV, composite stereo cables and either a stereo receiver or an input on the set of stereo speakers to receive the composite stereo cables. With this hookup you will be able to choose if you want to listen to the cable TV audio through your TV or through your stereo speakers.

Things You'll Need

  • cable box
  • composite stereo cable (red and white tipped cables)
  • stereo/speaker receiver

Hooking Cable TV to Stereo Speakers

Step 1

Plug one end of the red and white composite stereo cables into the back of the cable box in the "Audio Out" port.

Step 2

Plug the other end of the composite stereo cables into the stereo receiver or main speaker that has an "Audio In" port for the red and white composite stereo cables.

Step 3

Turn on the cable box, TV and the stereo system and check to make sure the cable TV audio is now coming out of your stereo speakers.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your cable box does not have an "Audio Out" port, you can add a VCR or DVD recorder into the mix by connecting the TV or cable box to the VCR or DVD recorder with coaxial cable, and then use the above sections to hook the VCR or DVD recorder to the stereo speakers.
  • If your TV and stereo receiver have the option, you can substitute the composite stereo cables for either digital coaxial audio cable or a digital optical cable for better sound.