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In need of a solution for new 5.1 System

By Rodex
Sep 4, 2005
  1. So to top of my new Alienware laptop i decided to buy logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers. The package came with 5 speakers and a subwoofer, it all looks very nice but i can only plug the cables into my headphone jack. There are three cables, 1 for the front speakers, 1 for the back ones, and 1 for the center speaker, with one port i have to choose one and not use all of them, so i only have two speakers!

    Does anyone know what kind of adapter i need to make one port into three? Can i buy them at best buy or radioshack? Thanks very much.
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    You need a sound card.

    You could get a usb sound card like these.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ice=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=57&Submit=Property

    Or get a pcmcia card like this.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00067KZJI/102-4115786-1749737?v=glance

    The pcmcia card takes less space, so it may be better for a laptop(if you're going to move it and want surround sound at places other than it's home). This costs more though.

    Local stores may have something that will work, but don't expect a wide selection.

    Edit: I can't find anything at radioshack, although I'm sure they could order it for you.

    Best buy has two options I could find, one usb external, and one pcmcia. $50 and $100 respectively.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6830664&type=product&id=1091101682270
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6991641&type=product&id=1099392683811
     
  3. Rodex

    Rodex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

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