Are you planning an event and want to ensure your audience enjoys crystal clear sound?

Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate event, or a backyard party, our audio package setup can make a huge difference.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting your speakers to a computer like a pro. Say goodbye to audio mishaps and hello to a seamless auditory experience that will keep your guests engaged.

Need to add a projector into your setup? Follow our guide on how to connect a projector to a computer before setting up the sound.

Here’s what we’re going to go over in this article:

  • Setting up the Tripod
  • Mounting the Speaker
  • Providing Power
  • Connecting the Speaker to Audio Source
  • Powering On and Adjusting Volume

Setting up the Tripod

First things first, let’s get that tripod ready. A stable base is crucial to prevent any speaker mishaps.

  • Extend the Legs: Loosen the bottom knob and spread the legs wide for balance.
  • Raise the Mast: Above the legs, there’s another knob. Loosen it, pull up the mast to the desired height—ear level is golden.
  • Secure with Pin: Don’t forget the safety pin. It’s there for a reason. Lock the mast in place to keep everything upright.

Pro Tip: Balancing act! Ensure the legs are spread out enough for a sturdy setup but not too far to trip over.

Mounting the Speaker

Now, let’s get that speaker up where everyone can hear it loud and clear.

The speaker has a mounting hole on its bottom.

Carefully lift the speaker (you might need assistance due to its weight) and align this hole with the top of the tripod mast. Gently lower the speaker so it sits firmly on the tripod.

Providing Power

No power, no party. Let’s get connected.

The speaker uses a standard power cable similar to those used for computers. Insert one end into the speaker’s power input and plug the other end into a 110-volt electrical outlet.

Pro Tip: You can connect up to four speakers on a single electrical circuit without overloading it.

Connecting the Speaker to Audio Source

XLR Connection: Take the XLR cable and plug one end into the speaker’s input, setting the switch to “microphone” mode. This mode is crucial for matching the audio output levels.

Then, connect your XLR to Aux adapter to the other end of the XLR cable.

Plug the adapter into your laptop’s headphone jack.

This setup allows the audio signal to travel from your laptop, through the adapter and cable, and into the speaker.

Powering On and Adjusting Volume

We’re almost there. Power on the speaker and let’s get the volume just right.

Initially, ensure the speaker’s volume is low to avoid any abrupt loud noise.

Then, on your laptop, choose the correct audio output device by clicking the little headphone icon on the tray in the bottom right of your screen. It’s usually labeled as “Internal Audio” or “Headphones.” However, it might occasionally be called something else on your PC – in our specific case, it showed up as “Haut-parleurs (Realtek High Definition Audio).”

Start with your computer’s volume at about 50% and adjust from there. Gradually increase the volume on both the speaker and your laptop until you reach a comfortable listening level. Avoid maxing out the volume to prevent distortion.

Contact Us

The right audio setup can transform any event from good to unforgettable. By ensuring your speakers are properly mounted, powered, and connected, you’re setting the stage for success.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you need a hand with your setup. Call (780) 424-6001 or email us at info@rivercityevents.ca. We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!