Hi, I have recently purchased a set of multimedia speakers for my son for xmas. I read up the tech spec for the speakers and everything seemed straight forward, but now they have arrived it says on the box, compatible with 5.1 soundcard. My sons computer has a SoundMAX integrated digital audio card. Can anyone tell me if the speakers will work with this card or will i now have to purchase a new card, and if so what will i need. Many thanks.
Many thanks Technotiger for your quick response. The actual wording on the box is: This system requires either a sound card (5.1 channel) or decoder box for 5.1 channel surround sound playback. I assume my sound card will still be ok then. Do you also know if i am able to hook the speakers up with my sons tv and xbox 360. I purchased them on the assumption that i could link up all his media. It only shows a pc, mp3 player and cd player on the box?
Well the speakers should work ok. Note though, that if a mic/headphone is connected to Front panel connections this will automatically disable the Speakers - just in case you might think speakers not working. There is another mic connection on the back of the PC.
These speakers have three 3.5mm plugs to connect to your sound card. Your computer has three sockets but it's not clear whether they're multipurpose. At first sight you only have one output - the green one, but there might be an option in the software to reconfigure the sound to be 5.1. You will not easily get these speakers going properly unless you can get 5.1 as far as I can see from the info
Should be easy enough, if it is anything like mine, all the Satellites (the small speakers) plug into the back of the Main control unit or Whoofer, with just a single connection into the speaker socket on the back of the tower. My cables are all colour coded, so I expect yours will be too.
The system includes two input capabilities - one for the PC or portable audio player and another for the stereo, PC sound card or PC surround sound box. So the connection to PC is as I said earlier, a single jack-plug into the Line-out on the PC.