You can connect the soundbar to a receiver by an optical cable. Connect one end to the digital optical out port on the receiver, and to the optical in port on the soundbar. The receiver will, of course, need a digital optical out port.
Do soundbars have receivers?
A sound bar has several speakers and the electronics to power them in one thin enclosure that you connect to your TV—no need for a receiver. Some have a separate subwoofer, usually wireless, and a few have rear speakers to create a full surround-sound system.
How do wireless soundbars get power?
yes it does have a power cord and a cable to connect to your device for audio input (i use an optical cable that attaches to the tv - but you would need an optical or digital cable to your sound output). Yes, the soundbar has a power cord.
Should I get 2.1 or 5.1 speakers?
2.1 Channel is two speakers and one subwoofer, or one soundbar and one subwoofer (soundbar has two built-in speakers). 5.1 soundbars are one soundbar, two or more additional speakers, and a subwoofer. 5.1 delivers the best audio, albeit at a price. 2.1 can deliver great audio too, and its cheaper, but its the best.
How do you hook up a soundbar to a surround sound system?
1:305:17How to Connect a Soundbar to a Receiver (Should You Do It?)YouTube
How do you connect a soundbar to a non smart TV?
Set your soundbar up as a speaker and connect all of your other devices to the TV, then connect the TV to the soundbar .4 ways to connect your soundbar to your TVHDMI. An HDMI cable is by far the best way to hook your soundbar up to your TV. Digital optical or digital coaxial. 3.5mm line out or RCA. Headphone jack.8 Sep 2019
Do all soundbars need to be plugged in?
First, to answer your question about if soundbars need to be plugged into a power source, the answer is dependent on the class of speakers it falls under. For most of them, yes you can directly plug them into a power source because they are active soundbars.