How to Get Sound from Projector to Speakers

Projectors usually come with their own set of speakers. While these speakers do the job, they are lackluster and lack the added power that we expect. Because of this, you might have to deal with external speakers to churn out better audio quality from your presentations or from the movies you watch through the projector.


Connecting the projectors to speakers is, unfortunately, not an intuitive task. Thankfully, in this article, we have devised this step by step guide on how to get sound from the projector to speakers. Rest assured, these steps are clear and easy to do that even those that do not have ample technological skill or knowledge will be able to grasp on these instructions. So without further ado, let us start.

Way to Get Sound from Projector to Speakers

Turn off Projector and Speakers

The first step you need to do is to turn off both the speaker and the projector. This is a crucial step that you need to do because you need to make sure that you won’t suffer from any electrical shock throughout the process or maybe cause damage to both these pieces of Equipment. Turning off the speaker and projector also does away with all the annoying feedback noise from the speaker as you do about with the steps.

Things to Consider

When setting up the projector to a speaker, you need to consider a few things. Are you connecting the projector directly to the speakers? Or will you be using a receiver that allows multiple audio channels? Moreover, where do you plan on placing the projector in your room and how distant will it be to the speakers or receivers? You need to think about these things before moving on to the next steps of the process.

Locate the Projector’s Audio Jack

The next step entails locating the projector’s audio jack. In most cases, the Audio jack is located in the portion where you will also see some connection ports inkling the power source and signal ports. However, there are also some models and brands that might have a unique placement of the audio jack.

Once you have already located the Audio jack of the projector, reorient the unit to make the Audio jack accessible to the speaker. If you have mounted the projector on the wall or ceiling, you might need long cables or deal with Bluetooth receivers.

Connect projector and speaker through the audio cord

The next step is establishing a connection between the projector and the speaker through the audio cable. This entails connecting the auxiliary cord from the Audio jack of the projector to the port found on the speakers. Make sure to check if the wire is installed tightly because if it is loose, it might not function properly.

Turn on equipment and test the Audio

After connecting the projector to the speaker, the next step is to test the audio signal. If the connection is made correctly, you should be able to immediately hear Audio emitted by the speakers and not from the projector. Once the audio signal from the projector is successfully picked up by the speakers, you are done with the procedure.

However, before you go lounging and watching your movie and get on with the cinematic experience you truly yearned for, you need to secure the cables if they are tightly connected and if they don’t scatter on the floor carelessly. This is important so that you can avoid accidental tripping over with the cable. Tripping over wires can cause damage to the pieces of Equipment you are using and not mention, can cause serious physical injuries.

Troubleshooting Procedures

If after doing all the steps mentioned above and you are still aren’t able to hear Audio from the speakers, the problem might be corrected with some minor tweaking with the settings of the projector. This entails a straightforward process to address the issue, but this might require some detective work to get to the root cause of the problem. With this, there are some telltale signs you need to check and some factors to consider to correct the problem.

The first thing to note is the sound from the built-in speakers from the projectors. Once you have already plugged in the auxiliary cord from the projector to the speakers, usually, you should not be able to hear any sound from the built-in speakers, as it should be produced by the external speakers you have connected. If you still hear audio output from the projector, then the first reason we can think of is that you might have incorrectly plugged in the audio cord into the incorrect input port. Moreover, you should also check whether the cable is plugged in all the way through and if it’s tightly plugged in. To do this, you can unplug the cord and then plug it back in and then observe any changes as to where the sound is coming from.

The next thing you should be checking is if the projector is correctly producing audio output. With this, you first need to turn on the projector and ensure that it is indeed playing an audio file or a video with sound production. Moreover, check on the media playing if it is placed on mute or placed at a deficient volume.

Another thing you should be checking is whether the external speakers are producing an audio output. This process entails checking the type of speakers the projector is plugged into. With this, you need to make sure that the speakers are compatible with the model of the projector. You can do this by checking online and see if there are any compatibility issues with specific speaker models.

Also, speakers can either be part of a full sound system or maybe a dedicated speaker. The former means that the speaker is a component of a broader network, while the latter talks about speakers that are accustomed only to specific devices. With this, you can hook up the speaker to any equipment such as TV, laptops, smartphones, and check if the speaker successfully produces an audio output.

Lastly, if you are making use of the audio receiver, you might need to switch the channel based on different devices. Once the audio output produced is correct, you might need to ensure that the channel you are using is indeed intended for the projector you are using.