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Dell 5650 speaker wire adapter

Hi- i read on a post that there is an adapter to use instead of the standard black yellow and green plugs for the computer. the green outlet seems to be the only wone working and depending which plug i put in there is the speaker set that works. i.e center, rear of front. help? i dont have an adapter????

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Re: dell 5650 speaker wire adapter

As I understand it, this adapter is used ONLY to adapt a standard 2-channel stereo output to the 3, 1/8" plugs of the Dell 5650 5.1 system. These 3 plugs would normally plug into the front, rear, and center/sub outputs on a computer designed to output 5.1 channel sound.

To make this clear, what this means is that the output you get from your 2-channel stereo system, using this adapter with the Dell 5650 5.1 system, will NOT be full 5.1 surround will be 2-channel stereo signals intermixed so that it plays from the 5650 system through the Dell amplifiers and speakers...nothing more.

This cannot be over-emphasized. The adapter does NOT create true 5.1 sound from a 2-channel stereo output system.

If you are hoping to get true 5.1 output from a 2-channel stereo system, you will be disappointed.

All this adapter likely does is split/mix some of the 2-channel signal into the rear channel, and split/mix some of the SAME 2-channel signal into the center-sub channel, just so you will get some output from those speakers. There may be some low-pass filtering for the sub-woofer input.

It is almost certainly a very simple passive circuit consisting of resistors, capacitors, and possibly an audio transformer or two.

Look for circuit on Do-It-Yourself electronic sites and build it yourself...or you're almost certain to be ripped-off.

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Forget the colors yellow, green, black. They are not relevant. The business end of those colors occur inside the box. Dell manufactured these "bass ackwards". You need a 3-way headphone splitter and that will solve your problem. I bought a RadioShack Headphone Splitter Cable model 42-2458. Hope this helps.

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On a seperate note my 3 into 1 adapter has been bent and as a result the speakers can cut out occasionally as not all the signal is getting through, can anyone suggest where one of these might be available, i live in the uk but i am willing to get one shiped from anywhere

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Re: dell 5650 speaker wire adapter

Hi Gracie,
If you're taking about the 3 into 1 adaptor for the 5650 it should have come with the speakers. I suggest you call Dell customer care with your order number and explain that you didn't receive this!!


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