I have older stereo speakers I want to connect to my NEW HP Touch Smart computer. The speakers have the claps that take the bare copper wires. The computer has a single audio out jack, a subwoofer jack, a mic jack and a headphone jack. How do I connect these these old style speakers to my new computer?
The audio out jack is a stereo jack, 3 conductors. a left wire, a right wire and a common ground wire. the ground is common to both channels and is usually connected to the barrel of the stereo jack. attach the other wire from 1 speaker to the ring, and the other speaker wire to the tip of the jack. As far as the power goes, farrengottu is correct.