If you love listening to music, you probably already have an amplifier speaker system and a set of RCA cables, which will be used to connect an MP3 player or other devices to your speaker system.
So, it’s very easy to connect your speaker system to your amplifier speaker using RCA cables. However, if you haven’t done so before, connecting the cables to the amplifier speaker may be confusing for you.
But no need to worry, we are here for you. In this article, we will give you a step-by-step guide to how to connect RCA cables to amplifier. So let’s begin the discussion.
Connect RCA Cables To Amplifier in 8 Simple Steps:
To amplify audio in your studio, you need a preamp and an amplifier. Most studio engineers have their own set of tools and components, but you’ll often need to use RCA cables to get everything to work together. This guide will show you how to plug in a cable that goes from a recording device to your preamp.
STEP 1 - Unwrap the Cable:
Most studio RCA cables have a little plastic tag or wrapping on them. You should remove this immediately because it could interfere with the signal coming through the cable. If the tag still isn’t removed, carefully peel it off, making sure you don’t touch the bare wires inside.
STEP 2 - Disconnect the Wires:
There are four wires inside the cable. You’ll want to disconnect one of them, so unplug the connector. For example, if you see a round connector with black, yellow, white, and red wires, you’ll disconnect the black wire.
STEP 3 - Remove the Jacket:
After removing the connector, you should also remove the jacket on the outside of the cable. This is where most of the interference can occur, so try to take it off as soon as possible.
STEP 4 - Bend the Wire:
You’ll need to bend one end of the wire so you can connect it to the preamp. To do this, push one end of the wire into a pair of pliers so that it sits in the middle of the handle. Then twist the other end of the wire until you see a distinct bend. The top of the bend should be closer to the outside of the pliers and the bottom closer to the inside.
STEP 5 - Strip the Braid:
When removing the jacket, you’ll have seen a very fine braided wire that is wrapped around the main body of the cable. You can now remove this by pulling it apart. When you do this, the ends of the wire should separate easily.
STEP 6 - Twist the Bare Wire Together:
Finally, you need to twist the bare wires together. This is going to be slightly different for each cable. For the cables that come with the amplifier, these will be the bottom two wires. For the ones that come with a separate preamp, it will be the top two wires.
STEP 7 - Hook Up the Amplifier:
Now that you’ve connected the preamp to the amplifier, it’s time to connect it all. On the amplifier, there should be a connector similar to the one pictured below. Connect the wires in the same order as above, starting with the red wire and working your way towards the green wire.
STEP 8 - Hook Up the Recording Device:
Now that everything is hooked up, it’s time to plug in your recording device. There should be a round plug on the back of the recording device. Plug the cable into the recording device and the amplifier in the same order as described above. The recording device may have its jack for power and another for the headphone, but this won’t matter as long as they’re in the right order.
Wrapping It All Up:
RCA cables are used to plug into an amplifier (like a car stereo) to amplify a speaker or radio. In this guide, we have discussed a simple guide to connecting RCA cables to amplifiers. So make sure to follow all the steps and enjoy the high-quality music.