How to Get Sound from Projector to Speakers: Beginner’s Guide
It may seem easy, but getting a projector to play audio is not as simple as it looks. There are many things to consider, and someone with little-to-no experience may feel overwhelmed with this. Luckily, it is not the hardest thing to do, either.
If you’re having problems with your projector’s sound and can’t find a way to play the audio of movies or videos, you’ll find your solution here.
We’re going to show you how to get sound from projector to speakers, their are three different ways to connect and play any sound without problems. Keep reading to learn what these methods are!
How to Connect a Projector to Speakers with Audio Output
The first way to do so is by connecting the Audio Out of the projector directly into the speaker system. Of course, you’ll have to make sure that your projector is receiving audio from the computer, DVD or BluRay player, or whatever device you’re using.
Once you know the projector and source of media have an audio transmission between them, you can proceed to connect your projector to the speakers via Audio Output. Here’s how:
Turn Off Speakers & Projector
Start by turning the speaker system and the projector off. This will help you prevent any electrical issues between the devices and reduce weird noises when connecting things together.
On top of that, it makes it safer for you to work with the wiring. If the speaker system has an amplifier or power supply, then turning everything off will keep you and all the components safe.
Assemble the Speakers
Now that everything is disconnected, you can proceed to assemble the whole system to make sure the audio plays well.
First, you’ll have to know if you’re using a speaker system with just one entrance, or a receiver. The receiver has the purpose of using multiple audio channels but in only one connection. As for simpler speaker systems, you’ll just have the audio input to use, and that’s it.
Remember to consider the length of the cables and how far away they will be from the projector. Some speakers tend to be installed in specific places away from the projecting room. Try to bring them close and assemble them in a way that the sound goes directly into the screen where the projection is showing.
If you set up everything nicely, you’ll enjoy the projection much better with the right sound.
Once you have the speaker system in the right place, it is time to connect it to your projector. Here, you will have to look for the correct ports to do so. Most speakers come with an AUX entrance that connects directly into the projector. This will happen if you have a receiver.
Otherwise, you will need to connect the different speakers following the location of each one depending on whether you have a 5-speaker system or a 2-speaker system. Make sure the projector can handle each one accordingly.
Once you have the inputs in the projector, you can proceed to connect them all. If the projector is on a ceiling installation, then take it off and connect it to the speakers comfortably.
By now, you should have everything connected together and ready to be tested. Remember, though, to make sure that everything fits well, and the connections are secured. For that, check twice before starting the next step.
Turn Everything On and Test
By now, you should have connected everything to power sources and turned them on. Open the computer or media source and play whatever you wanted to play in the first place and test the audio.
It should be clear and come out of each speaker. Otherwise, you may need to reconfigure the whole system and make sure that the sound comes out of the speakers. We recommend disconnecting everything from power once again and connecting/re-connecting until the projector and speakers work.
How to Connect a Projector to Speakers without Audio Output
If your projector doesn’t have any audio input or your speakers don’t have audio output compatible with the projector, you should connect the media source directly to the speakers.
This process is just about connecting the media player or computer into the speakers. The video should be already figured out between the media source and the projector. If you’re ready with the video but not the audio, then here’s how to proceed:
Turn Everything Off
Again, start by turning everything off. The speakers will stop transmitting sound and producing noises that could be annoying. On top of that, it makes the whole setup easier.
Connect Computer/Media Player
Now, look for a connector that could match your computer or media player with the speakers directly. Usually, a 3.5mm AUX cable is enough to do this. You should connect it directly into the computer and make it work as an Audio Out, Line-Out, or as a Headphone.
This will make sure that everything on the computer or media player eventually goes as audio directly into the speakers.
Make sure that the cable matches the input of the speakers. Some may not have a 3.5mm connector, so you may need a colored adapter depending on the type of speakers. Choose one accordingly.
Connect the Speakers to Media Player
Here, you will have to make sure that your speakers have a stereo analog or audio input. Then connect the 3.5mm AUX plug or adapter directly into the speakers.
Try to match the adapter or colored cables correctly. Red with red, yellow with yellow, and so on. If you’re using a receiver or amplifier, then this will be much easier. You just connect the cable into the receiver or amplifier, and it will be done.
Turn Everything On and Test
Now, you should turn the computer or media player, the speakers, and the projector on. Your focus should be on trying to listen to the audio of your media, and that it matches the image on the projection.
Remember to use the right input mode in the receiver or media player. This way, the audio will go out directly from the right source.
Turn the volume up and down and test that there’s no distortion. Otherwise, you may look for a loose cable or something not fitting correctly. Once everything is clear and matches the image, then you’ll be ready to enjoy your favorite media.
How to Connect a Projector to Speakers Wirelessly
In case none of the methods we explained before work, you can always connect your speakers to a projector using a wireless system.
This is a pretty convenient way to do so because it saves you lots of time and effort. But it can also be a little complicated if you don’t have the know-how. Luckily, we’re here to tell you exactly what to do.
Make Sure You Have the Right Projector
First and foremost, make sure your projector comes with a wireless system. Some projectors nowadays come with a Bluetooth feature that you can hook up with any device that can connect to Bluetooth as well.
Otherwise, you may need to look for a wireless Bluetooth transmitter. It is a device that receives the Bluetooth connection of your speakers and sends the audio media directly through Bluetooth for the system to play it.
Connect Using Bluetooth
Here is where it gets a little tricky. You will have to pair up the projector or wireless transmitter directly with the speakers. Some devices do this automatically. You won’t have to do much more than just connecting the transmitter or turning the Bluetooth of the projector on, and that’s it.
But in some cases, you will have to do some tweaking. If that’s the case, we recommend browsing through the options of the projector and trying to find the speakers to connect with. This process should be fast.
Otherwise, you may need to bring the speakers close to the transmitter or projector and make sure the device picks the Bluetooth from the audio system.
If none of this works, then you may be looking at an unusable projector that doesn't work with Bluetooth or other compatible devices. You can always get a wireless projector to prevent this.
Test & Troubleshoot
Once you have everything connected after some tweaking, you will be ready to test the audio and troubleshoot accordingly. Remember that audio is a bit tricky to fix, even more so when you are doing it through Bluetooth. Luckily, the speakers will either not play the audio or play it correctly – there’s no in-between.
If there’s no audio, but the projector and speakers seem to be connected, it is probably a compatibility issue. But you can troubleshoot this by turning the speakers on and off until they play the audio.
As for the projector, it should identify the Bluetooth audio as usually. Or at least, it should say that there’s an audio system connected.
Sometimes, re-setting the Bluetooth transmitter or re-connecting it, again and again, can solve the issue. Once you hear audio coming out of the speakers, then you’ll be ready to enjoy your media without problems.
Enjoy Your Projector Audio Now!
It doesn’t matter what method you’re using to connect your projector to your speakers – you should know that it is always possible. If you want to enjoy projections at home, work, or anywhere, this is the perfect guide for you.
Just make sure to follow all our advice and tips to the letter, and you’ll be enjoying your favorite media with complete audio through your projector without problems. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t connect speakers to projectors. Instead, you can follow this article. Good luck!