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How to Monitor Audio GS20 Speakers
- 1). Look behind your speakers. There are two inputs: black and red. Some speakers connect via screw; some connect using a special clamp.
- 2). Look behind your stereo. Different stereos have different outputs; some use speaker wires, some use RCA cables, and some use 1/4-inch mono cables.
- 3). Connect your stereo to a converter, if necessary. If you have a stereo that uses RCA outputs, you will need two conversion devices that convert RCA to speaker wires. If your stereo uses speaker wire outputs, you will not need a converter. Speaker wire outputs look like either two screws or two clamps that are black and red.
- 4). Cut two pieces of speaker wire. This can be as long as you want.
- 5). Strip both ends of the your wires. Each length of speaker wire will have two wires. You will need to strip both wires on both ends. You should remove about a half-inch of the rubber protection around your wires.
- 6). Look at your speaker wire to RCA cable converter. It should have a female RCA jack on one end, and two stripped wires on the other.
- 7). Twist your speaker wire together with the two wires on the RCA converter. This way each converter has one set of speaker wire connected to it.
- 8). Wrap each of your twisted wires with 1 inch of electric tape so that the wires that are twisted together are not exposed.
- 9). Plug your speaker wire into the main outputs on your stereo. Match the wire with a white stripe to the red-colored input.
Plug your RCA cable into your two RCA female jacks. These female jacks are connected to your speaker wire, which is connected to your stereo.
Plug the other end to your RCA cables into the jacks labeled "Input" behind your VU meter. There will be two cables and two inputs.
Plug your other RCA cable into the audio outputs behind your VU meter.
Plug the other end of your RCA cable into two RCA to speaker wire converters.
Connect the converters to your GS20 speakers matching the white-striped converter wire to the red speaker input and the unmarked to the black.
Plug in and turn on your VU meter.
Play music through your stereo system. You should now see the audio being metered on your VU meter.