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Using "old" 5.1 speaker with HD audio motherboard

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October 26, 2011 1:15:11 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware community,

Just got the new motherboard: Asus-P8H61-M-LE

It has:
Audio
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio

However on the back panel it only has 3 audio sockets (1- microphone (pink), 1-external dvd-device (blue)).
So, its only 1 green socket left for the three (green [front], black [rear] and orange [center/ sub]) plugs from my 5.1 sound system, which I was using with my old MB (AC 97).

Is there a way to connect it to the motherboard (i.e. some sort of extension cable/socket/etc.)?

Thank you very much in advance.


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October 26, 2011 2:53:46 PM

no youll only get stereo sound, you can pick up a cheap 5.1 surround sound card for about £20 though, and itll have better sound quality than the onboard, im using a xonar dg for just this reason
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October 26, 2011 6:49:08 PM

^+1 Asus DG
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October 27, 2011 12:07:36 AM

Thank you both for the replies! :) 
October 28, 2011 8:14:25 AM

glebluk said:
Hello Tom's Hardware community,

Just got the new motherboard: Asus-P8H61-M-LE

It has:
Audio
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio

However on the back panel it only has 3 audio sockets (1- microphone (pink), 1-external dvd-device (blue)).
So, its only 1 green socket left for the three (green [front], black [rear] and orange [center/ sub]) plugs from my 5.1 sound system, which I was using with my old MB (AC 97).

Is there a way to connect it to the motherboard (i.e. some sort of extension cable/socket/etc.)?

Thank you very much in advance.



buy these cables or grab from your friends or from a local store

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=rca+to+3...


use rca cables in the one end (red and white) to connect to sub woofer and 3.5 mm to pc. you need total 3 cables of this kind. 1 for front speakers, 1 for rear (surround) speakers. and 1 for centre & sub woofer.

Most importantly enable 5.1 speakers in your software.

:ange:  :ange:  :ange: 
!