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5.1 on my surround system

By mitch04
Jun 20, 2008
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  1. hey just wondering I found a lead from the subwofer aux to my pc so I hocked that up and i get some speakers to work my I tried test 1 each only front works how can I make it all work please?
    thanks
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    can you please describe what was that lead & how many of them?

    how was your subwoofer/speakers connected to your PC?.
  3. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    yeah there is just a white and red lead from my sub to my computer in the green port.
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    ok,are you using PC speakers?multimedia speakers or a 5.1 A/V receiver
    with speakers?

    And what model of speakers do you have?A/V receiver?if you're
    using one.as well as your sound card,motherboard model for
    on-board sound & PCI sound card for add-on card.

    Now,you're using the AUXILLARY line of your sub going to your
    PC audio output (green),& you basically can get a sinlge line
    output only.that's why,only front speakers fire's up sound.

    Normally,if you have a PC Speakers,you should have a 6ch on-board
    sound card or a 6ch PCI sound card to get those speakers to work.
    And they usually have 3 leads for Sub/center,Front & Rear channels.

    If you have those gears,set your sound manager to 5.1 or 6ch
    & you're good to go.
  5. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    ok my my subwoffer got the A/V receiver (model is Digitor A3111) and my mother board is a P5kc motherboard. so there not really pc speakers but i thought i wwould still give it ago because dont u need mnore then one lead going in to the computer?
    thanks
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    5.1 surround

    You are off to a bad start,It's not quite that simple.
    It will take some explaing,but your sound card and speaker diagram
    show you how to connect from 2.1 to 7.1 systems.
    But you need all Computer components (and manuals)and the right motherboard,
    It's more than can be detailed here,by me anyway.
  7. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    but is it possible because what is happening now is think its just all the front speakers on computer is making all speakers sound the same so its not 5.1 if u know what i mean. how do I do it?
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Testing 5.1

    Here is how i test my Audigy 4 sound card for my 5.1 speakers.
    1 subwoofter and 2 front and 2 back.
    Do you have all these components ?
    Note : There is no test sound from the subwoofer though,only when games etc are played.

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  9. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Test 2

    Heres another way,
    Get Creative SB cards.
    :)

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  10. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Something missing here

    AMD Anthlon64x2 3800+ (2.4ghz) dual core / 2gb ram /8600GT geforce XFX xxx 540mhz /
    DVD-RW LG / 120GB hard drive / windows xp sp2 / ASUS M2N-MX motherboard / 400wats power supply / Windows vista

    SOUND source device not listed :confused:
    But i just noticed Vista.Be sure you have Vista compatible devices and drivers.
    I have XP Home.
  11. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    How i do it

    I set it here.
    Now how about some answers ?
    :D

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  12. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    ok that was my old system just got my new computer. now the one that is pointing to is the only speaker works so that front speaker on the pc is working all my speaker none others.

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  13. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Thanks for nothing


    Why did you waste my time talking about your old system.
    Go somewhere else with the facts of today.:haha:
    :wave:

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  14. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    What do you mean?
  15. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    try setting your PC sound manager to 2.1,while playing music
    try all the audio outputs (at a time) at the back of your motherboard.

    also,if your A/V receiver have settings for 5.1,surround or
    something similar to that,then you have to switch it on.

    likewise look for a button/panel switch (in your A/V receiver) anything
    that tells you about Auxllary in,Line in or PC in,& turn it on.

    i'm not familiar with Digitor A3111,is that an A/V receiver or a
    DVD player with home theater Sub/speakers?

    how many speakers does it have?
  16. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    I mean

    If you mean me.
    I don't know what you mean.
    You don't explain your audio till now and
    wasted my time on the "old one"
    Thats a lousy thing to do.:wave:
  17. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    ok I think i know the problem i have pluged the lead into the aux which is not 5.1 I gotta some how connect my computer to the dvd play and leave the dvd player on to get 5.1 would that work because I dont have enough leads like front back sub bL BF and them. Is there a lead I can buy so all of them have that then i just need to hook it straight from my pc to the sub.
  18. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    Some grammar wouldn't go amiss either! :rolleyes:
  19. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    I guess you need that DVD player to get all the speakers to work.
    remember,your speaker system is designed for Home Theater System
    & not for PC's.

    If you want ot use that whole unit,like in most cases,you should leave
    your speakers connected to your DVD player & use another Y cable like This
    to connect your PC to DVD player.

    The 3.5 mm plug to your PC (Blue Audio output) & the RCA
    (red & white) to the Left & Right Audio IN of your DVD player.
  20. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    ok mate we are getting closer. ok I have that cable but the back of my dvd play doesnt have an output but there a video port yellow. The dvd player is ROWA RDVD 104. there some other ports like y green, PB/CB blue, Pr/Cr red & coaxil Orange. now I think they got nothing to do with them. So mabe I gotta get another dvd player or something?
    thanks
  21. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    ok have a look at this.

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  22. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    I guess that's the limitation of your system now.

    you dont have any inputs that says IN.

    all you have is Audio OUT & Video OUT.

    yes,you need to get new PC speakers (instead of DVD player)
    with built-in amplifier,5.1 or 7.1 ch of course.& get a nice 8 ch
    PCI sound card as well.

    you might want to have a look at this

    And this

    BTW: nice image presentation though. :)
  23. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Wrong device

    Isn't this about 5.1 surround ?
    It' got nothing to do with video connections.
    You should have another like that for the speakers to connect.
    Read you sound cards diagram.not your video's.
    And your speakers diagram.
  24. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    5.1 sound connections

    Yours should be much the same.Best snapshot i could post.

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  25. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Heres a better one

    You should have similar diagrams if you have 5.1 speakers.
    :wave: Best i can do,good luck.
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