Laptop and speakers

  OhBeardedOne 09:42 13 Nov 2008

My Evesham desktop died, so I have replaced with a Dell studio 17 Laptop, which connects to three external hard drives, ethernet cable and monitor via a Toshiba Dynadock. All works perfectly so my only issue now is sound.
I have a Creative 7 speaker set which used to work off an Augigy 2 sound card. This had three mini jacks to connect to the sound card. Anybody got any idea how I can use this speaker set with the laptop, is there an external version of the soundcard perhaps?

  Technotiger 09:47 13 Nov 2008

Have you got a Line-out socket on the laptop and a Line-in socket on the Speaker Control? If so, you could use a lead to connect the two, mini-jack to mini-jack. Assuming your speaker set has its own Power to mains.

  Technotiger 09:48 13 Nov 2008

I am only guessing though ..... but that is what I would try.

  OhBeardedOne 09:55 13 Nov 2008

Thanks Technotiger, yes I think there is, I'll give that a try.
I'd still rather find a proper 7:1 external sound card though to get proper control over the speakers. Anybody else?

  Technotiger 10:57 13 Nov 2008

This is what the laptop has,

Intel High Definition Audio 2.0
Optional Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced HD Software Edition

.... but I can not find any indication of adding a external Sound card - though I found plenty of people looking for the same thing, apparently without success.

  wjrt 15:38 13 Nov 2008

click here
read the review and have to also buy a creative docking station for 5.1 or 7.1 speakers

  wjrt 15:39 13 Nov 2008

wrong link
click here

  wjrt 15:44 13 Nov 2008

link on right hand of page to creative sound blaster laptop card. not doing well with links today

  Technotiger 16:23 13 Nov 2008
  OhBeardedOne 07:35 14 Nov 2008

Thanks guys
Tempted by this Creative device, but I can't find anyone who stocks the, rather essential, optional docking station.

  Technotiger 08:52 14 Nov 2008

Although it says 'Optional' I think that might just be badly worded - all the detail seems to point to the fact that this card does include 7.1 sound.

Perhaps you could contact Creative!

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