Know Your Speaker SystemGenerally in systems all the cables
from the speakers are connected to the subwoofer which comes with a set
of wires to connect, that includes : a power cord to connect the system
to the AC outlet, a power connector to feed the subwoofer and the
subwoofer wires. Your system should come with at least three set of
cables for connecting your speaker system to your PC. These cables are
usually colored to help with the installation.
should connect the cables matching the colors on the jacks located on
the subwoofer. After connecting all these cable, its time to connect
the rest of the cables like power, subwoofer and speakers. This is very
easy if you pay attention to the subwoofer connection then you’d be
able to follow the polarity that is written on the connectors. In the
end, all your cables would be connected perfectly.
The above pic shows you all the ports to connect the wires to with all the color coded mannerism.
Knowing Your ComputerAll computers have atleast three connectors
Computers with six channel audio systems have two more connectors, i.e
- rear out.
- center/subwoofer out.
You’ll need to make sure if you have these extra connecters by checking the back side of your computer.
your computer doesn’t have these two extra outputs: rear out and
center/subwoofer out, it’s a disadvantage, you’d be able to connect
your 5.1 anyway but you would require to use the line in and mic-in
plugs as an alternative. Of course there is a really big disadvantage
in using this configuration: you cannot use your microphone or line in
inputs and your 5.1 speaker system at the same time. This is the reason
that you should buy a motherboard with 5.1 system built in.
Configuration Of Computers With 5.1 Supporting Motherboards
- Front cable: To Line out.
- Rear cable: To the Rear-Out
- Center/Subwoofer cable : To Center/Subwoofer Out.
Configuration Of Computers Without 5.1 Supporting Motherboards
- Front cable: To Line-out.
- Rear cable: To Line in.
- Center/Subwoofer cable: To Mic-in.
every single connection has been made, its time to setup audio
configuration in operating system. Since we had Realtec drivers on our
PC, Double clicking it opened up Speaker Configuration tab. In various
options you should select 6 channel mode for 5.1 speaker output
and check Only surround-kit
if your PC has the separated rear and center/subwoofer outputs and leave it if you don’t.
everything is done, you are completely ready to enjoy surround sound
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