Although a soundbargets several speakers to offer both surroundsound and stereo sound effects, still many music addicts these days are looking for adding some extra more speakers. Seems crazy?
I don’t think so, especially if you’re kind of me who loves to enjoy the maximum sound possible while playing favorite tracks!
But can I add speakers to my soundbar? The answer is “yes,”
Connecting speakers to soundbar are possible, but a couple of things need to be looked for. Ensure to configure and rewire the interior circuitry of the soundbars, creating an output signal. Also, get yourself two optical cable splitters in terms of adding your external speakers to the soundbar.
Along with the tips on adding extra speakers, I’ll also talk about how you can add wireless speakers, wired speakers, and so on!
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Can You Add Speakers to a Sound Bar: Let’s Get Started!
To get the maximum sounds from your soundbar loudspeaker, many people these days are thinking of adding extra speakers. If you think you also need to add speakers to soundbar, put a smile on your face as it can be done anytime and that too without much effort!
However, a couple of things require to be considered while performing the task, including which model you want to pick up, outer connectors, exterior speakers, and so on.
So, without further ado, let me show you what things you need to look for while adding speakers to sound bar:
Creating a Signal (Output)
The point to be noted – almost 90% of soundbars aren’t compatible with the audio output, ask me why? This is because most of them are generally input devices, meaning they shouldn’t be connected straight to other speakers.
Any solution? Yes, both configuring and rewiring your sound bar’s interior circuitry are what you’ll do, making an output signal in the best way possible. But to perform this particular task, make sure you have plenty of knowledge or experience in connecting electronic items.
Connecting Cable Splitter
By making a perfect connection between the output of your audio device and cable splitter (optical), it’s possible to add speakers to your soundbar. Make sure to get your hands on the two pieces of optical cables instead of one, running them from your outer speakers and soundbar.
Nevertheless, you may notice kind of weird sounds once you have done the project. Yes, this is because those audio devices can’t sync in the way they require, which results in giving you a sound that’s pretty different from the original.
Note: Although adding speakers to your soundbar isn’t impossible, still you’ll find it impractical. To make the whole task a bit more precise, having lots of extra cables, adapters, and more importantly, certain knowledge of electronics is mandatory. However, I can’t make sure if the sound quality will be optimal or not!
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Adding Wireless Speakers to Sound Bar
Unfortunately, the majority of sound bars these days won’t be connected to your wireless speakers. This is a typical functional that’s fixed by the manufacturers. Note that soundbars are made for providing excellent sound, and at the same time, eating up as little space as possible. And guess what? Adding extra speakers may ruin the overall listing experience from time to time.
But guess what? A few speaker enthusiasts are using the trick of connecting the sound bar with their wireless device. And surprisingly, they’re getting satisfying results!
So if you want to learn about adding wireless speakers to your sound bar, the below-mentioned tips may come in handy:
- First off, make a stable connection between the speakers, sound bars, and your wireless device using the same router
- Ensure to switch your portable speakers to the rear speakers following the same direction of the setting of surround sound
- Once you verify the router with your existing connected devices like soundbars and speakers, feel free to turn your “music center app” on
- Tapping both group and speaker is what you’ll do next. And afterward, tapping sound bar is your last and final task to perform from the list
Can I Add Bluetooth Speakers to My Soundbar?
To be honest, most of the soundbars aren’t able to pair with Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and other soundbars. Instead, they can only pair to some other common Bluetooth devices, this includes tablets, phones, and smart TV that has Bluetooth compatibility.
But you’re a lucky person if you already have a surround sound system, ask why? It’s because you’re allowed to pair the Bluetooth speakers straight to those devices which are involved in media streaming. Additionally, users get the chance to use a Bluetooth receiver/transmitter, connecting their devices without having any problems.
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Can I Add Wired Speakers to My Soundbar?
Although you can add your wired speakers to your sound bar, it might be a bit trickier as 90% of soundbars are manufactured to run all alone! In that case, if you still are looking for adding them, don’t forget to get an extra stereo mixer, receiver, and cables.
Considering everything, I’d suggest converting wired to wireless speaker options with the assistance of speaker kit (wireless).
How to Connect Two Sound Bars Together?
This is where you won’t need to break your back! First off, make a connection between the cable’s plug and the output of your existing soundbar. In a similar way, get your hands on the input jack of second soundbar in terms of plugging the other cable. Lastly, switch on the systems right away and make sure to set up the settings. That’s all you need to do!
Wrapping It Up!
So if anybody asks, “Can I add speakers to my soundbar,” show them what you’ve learned through this single post. Although experts won’t recommend connecting speakers to soundbar, you still can get the work done by either creating an output signal or connecting a cable splitter additionally. So, it’s all up to you!
Graduated with a Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Sound Production. He has worked with a number of studios as a Recording Engineer, with over 10 years of servicing experience in both re-recording mixing and sound editing.