How to Replace TV Speakers With External Speakers

By Nichole Liandi

A television's picture quality may be outstanding, but sometimes its audio output doesn't meet the same standard. Sound is an important part of the audio/video experience, so why settle for bad sound? One way to improve the output of your television is to add external speakers to it. The best way to go about this is to add powered external speakers, a job you can accomplish quite easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Powered speakers
  • Dual male RCA to female stereo mini-jack cable (optional)

Step 1

Position the speakers of your powered speaker system, one on either side of the television.

Step 2

Plug the input cable of the powered speakers into the "Audio Out" jacks on the back panel of the television. There will be two jacks on the back of the television, one red and one white. Match the color of the plugs on your speakers' input cable to the color of the jacks. Some speakers won't have a set of dual RCA plugs on the input cable. If this is the case, plug an adapter cable into the jacks of the television, then plug the input cable into the adapter cable.

Step 3

Plug the power cable of the powered external speakers into a wall outlet or power strip, and turn the speakers on.