I want to learn how to hook up my JBL LSR305 monitors, to my Polk Audio PSW111 Subwoofer, to my macbook pro. I currently have absolutely no cables of any sort, or any type of receiver or DAC. What do I need/should I buy? I'm some what concerned because I'm pretty sure the polk audio sub was primarily designed more for a 5.1-7.1 theater set up over a 2.1 music listening set up.
This image is almost identical to the back of the PolkAudio woofer, except the low pass only goes down to 80 and the peak says 200 (I have no idea what that means unless thats the crossover point). Also above the red and white line in holes there is also a yellow one above it. Finally, the two pronged plug in on the right actually looks more like the 3 pronged plug on the jbl speakers (except there is only 2 prongs instead of 3).
The other image is of the jbl's rear panel.
According to cnet "Connectivity [for the LSR305] is designed for professional users, so the LSR305 doesn't have RCA inputs, just XLR and TRS 1/4-inch input jacks. The connectivity work-around solution is simple enough, just buy a $6 RCA-to-1/4-inch plug cable to hook up the LSR305s to a consumer desktop system. The speaker has bass and treble "trim" switches, so you can fine-tune the tonal balance to taste. " However, I am trying to hook this up to my laptop, not a desktop. Would I need something more like this http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-CMP159-Stereo-Breakout-10-Feet/dp/B005HGM1D6/ref=pd_bxgy_MI_img_y
Do I need something to connect everything to, that then connects to my laptop, or can everything be connected just through my laptop?
Thanks a million in advance!