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Gaming 5.1 system hook-up to an all-in-one

Is it possible/feasible to hook-up a Monsoon powered 5.1 audio system to a new Dell all-in-one? The 5 speakers attach to the back of the powered sub, which has 3 ins (outs?), orange black, green for computer. The Dell all-in-one does not have these type of connectors, but does have a sub connection. Any help for this?
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  1. What model is the Dell AIO?
    And Monsoon powered 5.1????? All inputs needed or then exact model numbers....like MH505....etc
  2. Thanks, alyoshka, for taking a swing at this: the Monsoon model is MH-505, and has 3 inputs for computer (front-GRN, rear-BLK, center-OR). The Dell is "New Inspiron 23" ", and has 1x microphone/headphone jack, 1x audio line out, also 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x RJ-45, 8:1 MCR, 1x HDMI in, 1x HDMI out, DC in. Sound card is "HD Audio Waves MaxxAudio".
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    You will need a Headphone to AV Cable, that'll give you the left and the right channels....something like this

    Closer


    Or
    You can use a HDMI to 5.1 Splitter cable , plug it into your HDMI out and select the HDMI Audio output as the Default Audio Device.... That would be easier and will give you the 5.1 effect, whereas , using the Headphone jack will give you a 2.1 Effect....

    Means , you might have to spend a little bit of dough on it.....


    OR



    They seem to be pretty cheap, but, hopefully will work.
    And for the future.... when you pick up a Audio system, see to it that it has an Optical input (TOSlink)
  4. alyoshka said:
    You will need a Headphone to AV Cable, that'll give you the left and the right channels....something like this

    Closer


    Or
    You can use a HDMI to 5.1 Splitter cable , plug it into your HDMI out and select the HDMI Audio output as the Default Audio Device.... That would be easier and will give you the 5.1 effect, whereas , using the Headphone jack will give you a 2.1 Effect....

    Means , you might have to spend a little bit of dough on it.....


    OR



    They seem to be pretty cheap, but, hopefully will work.
    And for the future.... when you pick up a Audio system, see to it that it has an Optical input (TOSlink)



    Thanks alyoshka! The Monsoon MH-505 is too good not to be able to use--your recommendations really helped!
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