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Instructions for How to Install Creative Inspire T3000 Speakers

Updated July 19, 2017

The Creative Inspire T3000, a speaker system for computers, features a subwoofer for reproducing bass frequencies, along with two stereo speakers for high frequencies---a type of speaker system known as a "2.1 setup." Additionally, the Inspire T3000 speakers include a dedicated control box you can use to adjust the volume from your desktop. If you have never configured a 2.1 speaker set-up before, you may initially find the several cables of the Inspire T3000 somewhat challenging. However, upon closer examination, you will discover that the cables have different connectors on the ends, meaning that you can only connect them in the correct fashion.

Place the Inspire T3000 subwoofer under your computer desk, leaving a little room on each side for the bass to develop. You may wish to turn the back of the subwoofer toward you temporarily until you have connected all of the cables.

Place the included speaker stands on the backs of the two satellite speakers, and tighten them with the included thumbscrews. Set the two speakers on your computer desk, allowing the cables to hang over the back edge where they can reach the subwoofer.

Connect the cables for the satellite speakers to the speaker jacks marked "Right" and "Left" on the back of the subwoofer.

Connect the control box to the port marked "Volume Control" on the back of the subwoofer, and set the box on the desk where you will be able to reach it easily.

Connect one end of the audio cable to the port marked "Audio Input" on the back of the subwoofer, and connect the other end to the sound output on the back of the computer. If your computer has multiple audio jacks on the back, look for the one colour coded green.

Connect the small connector on the end of the power brick to the port marked "12V AC IN" on the back of the subwoofer, and connect the other end to a power outlet. The Inspire T3000 speaker set is now ready to use.

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Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.