Sourcing the audio from your projector to the speaker system may seem like an easy job, but things are slightly more complicated than they look. Most of the time, the audio from the projector is not up to the market, and speakers serve as the best option to get a mesmerizing audio experience.
Not only are the inbuilt speakers of low quality, but they also come with poor output, which leads to a poor audio experience. To make sure you have the best audio output while you watch your favorite movie or game on the big screen, we have created a step-by-step guide. It will tell you how to connect speakers to projector both with wired and wireless speakers.
So without further ado, let’s start with the process;
Switch Off All the Device
Before you begin, you need to switch off all the devices because it will prevent any damage to the equipment and will also save you from getting a sudden electric shock. Moreover, if you disconnect all the devices from the power source, it won’t give disturbing feedback noises from the speakers.
Gather All the Required Devices
To start with the process, the first thing you need to do is gather all the required devices that you will need to create the setup. Whether you will connect the speaker directly or connect to it through the receiver, depending upon the setup configuration, you need to arrange them first.
Figuring out the placement and distance you need to maintain will help you determine how much cable you will need to complete the setup. Assembling all the required devices in the first place will save you from any hassle during the process.
Locate the Audio Jack and Connect the Cables
Once you have figured out the spacing and located all the devices along with the cable, it is time to find the appropriate audio jack in the projector. In general, the cable output jacks are located on the rear side of the projector, but it varies from model to model.
However, if you are going for a ceiling mount setup, you have to locate the output and connect the cable before you mount it. Once you have located the appropriate audio jack, be sure to remember it. If you are not much aware of cables and input ports, you can mark it with a market that will come useful in the future.
Now it is time to insert the appropriate cables to the designated projector audio out, and most of the projector either uses an RCA connector, stereo jack, or Optical port for connectivity. While inserting the cable, make sure both ends have been connected properly so that there is no loose end. For wall mount and ceiling mount, it would be best to take down the projector and plug all the designated cables before you put them back.
Switch On All the Devices
Once you have established a connection between the projector and speaker, you will now have to switch on all the devices in the projector speakers setup. After switching on all the devices, check if all the connections are stable, and if they are stable, then you can secure them in the wall or side. Make sure the cables are not in your way because the device can get damaged if you trip on the cables.
Now after connecting the speaker, if you can’t hear any audio, then there is a chance that audio is muted or volume level has been kept at a low level. However, if you still fail to hear any sound from your projector, then you need to check certain aspects to fix the sound issue.
The first thing you need to do is play any audio and check whether you can hear sound from the projector audio speaker. If you can hear any sound, then the cable is not plugged in properly, or you put the cable in the wrong port.
However, if the external speaker still fails to deliver any sound, then there is a fault in the speaker, or the speaker is set to a different mode. You can connect it to different devices and tweak it so that when you connect speaker to projector, you will get clear audio from the projector.
We have discussed the process to hook up speakers to projector using wire; now, we want to discuss how we can do the same using Bluetooth.
How to Get Sound from Projector to Speaker Using Bluetooth
The process to set up projector Bluetooth audio through the speaker is a little different than wired setup, but it is a lot more convenient.
Not only does it saves you from the hassle of connecting a lot of wires, but it also assists you in placing the projector at any place in the house, especially for ceiling mount. Bluetooth serves as the convenient medium to connect a speaker and projector, but you need to check the compatibility before the setup process.
Connect Speaker and Projector Using Inbuilt Bluetooth
When your projector and speaker have Bluetooth compatibility, you can easily connect them. Start both the devices and make the Bluetooth visible by going to the settings. Once you make the Bluetooth visible, both the devices will automatically pair themselves. However, if it doesn’t, you need to go to the settings of the projector and connect the speaker manually by finding it from the available Bluetooth device.
Connect Speaker and Projector Using Bluetooth Transmitter
Not all projectors or speakers come built with Bluetooth, so in that case, you can use a Bluetooth transmitter that will help you to transmit audio wirelessly. Before you switch on the devices, connect the transmitter to the audio port and then switch on all the devices.
Once the devices get ready, the transmitter will automatically pair with the speaker and create a proper projector audio setup. It would be best to make the speaker’s Bluetooth audio visible because, in certain instances, the setup may not get complete.
If the projector still fails to play audio through the speaker, then place the speaker close to the projector because there are Bluetooth transmitters that have low range. There may be an instance where you will get audio from the projector but not through the speaker, then in that time restart both the devices. You can even reset the settings and then again start pairing them if the problem still persists.
Hello, I’m Mr. James Hanson and I have been associated with projector industry for decades. From tender age, I had a huge knack towards projection hardware so gradually I was drawn into the industry. After I have left my college, I have worked with many projector manufacturers so I’m using that experience to create guide in this site. I have always kept myself with current tech and change in this segment.