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????
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 sound...it 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.
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.
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
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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What you need is a splitter and not an adapter. 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. Just plug into headphone outlet
The laptop has one RT/Left mini port on the side or up front. You may require and adapter to a larger stereo plug if the Mini Adapter is too small for the speaker line input. If you have Two wires to the speakers and no Mini-Plug, you need Converter from Mini Plug to Right and Left Ports. Best you take it with you to RadioShack and they will match up the adapter you need then and teher.
Your speakers are for a 5.1 sound system, thats why you have the diffrent channels (green, black & orange). Ideallly you need a sound card that can give you this output and the motherboard will be having those same colours as well.
If your PC did not hvave this, then you should not have spent your money on such expensive spaekers.
In the mean time just use the green connector and you should have a few of your speakers and the subwoofer playing.
Hello my friend, with regards to your problem first we must check if your currentl audio device is compatible with your speakers. I mean you have a 5.1 speaker then let us check if your audio plugs is also a 5.1 channel in order to accomodate your speaker. else you can istall your speaker in to your currentl audio device but not all speakers were work cause it needs to have the same specs from your speaker to your audion device installed in your computer.you can only use the green, and blue then if you have mic the you could used the pink plugs but for your black plugs in your speaker it cannot be used.
the surround sound speakers plug into the rear of the computer with three plugs. an adapter comes with it to plug those three into one green plug. if you plug that green plug in, the rear and center speakers should work, although i don't know if the surround sound will work correctly but you should get sound
hi, first you are better off to purchase a conversion plug from a stereo outlet (so that you arn't cutting the standard plug off)
the colours should be
orange/pink = L/F Speaker
orange/black = L/F Speaker
grey/green = R/F speaker
grey/black = R/F speaker
pink/black = L/R speaker
pink/green = L/R speaker
blue/black = R/R speaker
blue/red= R/R speaker
blue/white = switched wire
black = earth
green/yellow = hot wire
these are ef but should be the same
If you have a coaxial out on your TV and a coaxial in on your Speaker system that is the way to go to experience digital surround sound. Radio Shack, etc. has coaxial cables in the appropriate size. If you go to Radio Shack, etc. bring along your speaker system's model number as well as your TV's model number.