How to Connect a Laptop to DJ Speakers

Updated July 20, 2017

Connecting your laptop to powered DJ speakers (also known as powered PA speakers) can give you a much richer and louder music experience than your internal speakers or headphones can. The process only requires a few parts and is relatively simple to put together.

Connect the 1/4-inch mono cables to the adaptor (stereo mini plug [1/8 inch, 3.5mm] left and right to two 1/4-inch mono jacks).

Connect the adaptor to your headphone jack.

Connect the 1/4-inch mono cables to your powered DJ speakers.

Things You'll Need

  • Laptop with an 1/8-inch stereo output jack (headphone jack)
  • Adaptor (stereo mini plug (1/8 inch, 3.5mm) left and righted to two 1/4-inch mono jacks)
  • 2 1/4-inch unbalanced mono audio cables
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Since 1997, Bob Willis has researched and written about music from an academic compositional perspective. He has studied piano technology since 2004 and launched his professional writing career in 2010. Holding a Master of Fine Arts degree in composition from California Institute of the Arts, Willis is working toward his doctorate in composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara.