Play subwoofer audio through left AND right channels?

mattenthehat

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Hey guys, so I have an old Bose passive subwoofer hooked up to my computer through the "center speaker/subwoofer" audio connector. My subwoofer has a left and a right channel with separate drivers, but my audio software is only sending the subwoofer signal over the left channel (the right channel is for the center speaker, which I am not using). Due to this, my subwoofer is getting only half the signal and power it should, and is not very loud. So my question is whether there is a way to either force my computer to play the subwoofer signal over both channels OR is there some kind of cable or adapter I can get that will take the left channel and send it to both channels (I am using a 3.5mm audio cable). I believe the second solution would give only half the signal power to each channel though, so I don't really think that would help much. I understand that may have been a bit confusing, so feel free to ask me to clarify anything, and thanks in advance for any help!
 

mauller07

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no your speakers wont play in mono,you use a 3.5mm stereo splitter, or what you could do is use a mono splitter cable from the sub/centre channel and send that to your subwoofer then it should mix it to both halves of your sub.
 

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use a 3.5mm splitter cable from the front channels and split it to your subwoofer and speakers then use configure to set the output in playback devices to full range spreakers.
 

mattenthehat

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Wouldn't that make my front speakers play in mono? Not much point in that with a 5.1 setup..
 

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no your speakers wont play in mono,you use a 3.5mm stereo splitter, or what you could do is use a mono splitter cable from the sub/centre channel and send that to your subwoofer then it should mix it to both halves of your sub.
 

mattenthehat

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The stereo splitter should work, not sure why I didn't think of that haha. Looking back it seems pretty obvious. Thanks for the help.
 
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