How to Connect a Walkman to Speakers
By James Clark
The Sony Walkman personal audio device comes with headphones for private enjoyment of music and audio recordings. This is fine for on-the-go listening, but sometimes the user may want to enjoy tunes without headphones or at a higher volume. This is where external speakers come into play. A pair of self-powered speakers can be connected in seconds to the Sony Walkman for listening on a desktop. The speakers must contain their own amplifier, since the Walkman's amp is only powerful enough to drive headphones. Computer speakers are ideal for this connection.
Set up the external speakers on a desktop or other level surface with the Walkman between them for best stereo separation of the audio sound.
Connect the cable from the back of the left speaker to the "Audio OUT" jack on the back of the right speaker.
Connect the cable from the back of the right speaker to the headphones jack on the Sony Walkman.
Plug the DC power cable into the jack on the back of the right speaker and connect the plug on the other end to a wall outlet.
Play an audio track on the Walkman.
Switch on the speakers by turning the volume control knob clockwise, adjusting the sound to the desired level.
- Keep fresh batteries handy for the Walkman. Even though the external speakers are self-powered, if the Wakman batteries die, so do the tunes.
- Turn down the volume on the Walkman when connecting the device to speakers.
James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.