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RCA Y cable question

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

This may be a dumb question.

 

-Will an 3.5mm to RCA Y cable with white and yellow (instead of red) RCA ends work to hook up speakers to my computer. Can I just use the yellow end for the right channel and white end for the left channel? 

 

 

Bought some emotiva5 powered speakers (RCA inputs on back), trying to connect to my desktop sound card.

 

 

I have a cable that looks exactly like this, except the red end is yellow.   Or do I need to buy something similar to one in the link.

-http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Audio-Cable-Splitter-1-Mini/dp/B00004Z5CP/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344032978&sr=8-1&keywords=rca+y+audio+cable

post #2 of 5

It shouldn't matter; you may get the channels mixed up though. I don't know if that bothers you.

post #3 of 5

If you have a multimeter, you can do a simple continuity test to see which channel is which. The pointy part is Left, then Right, then ground.

post #4 of 5

The colors don't have any use other to make your life easier when u connect stuff. It's still copper underneath regardless of color .

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

yea original cable i had worked but was too short for my setup, picked up a longer one at radioshack.  thanks
 

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