Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Playing from all speakers in 5.1 pc speakers!

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro

    Playing from all speakers in 5.1 pc speakers!


    Hello!

    I have a Creative Inspire T6160 speaker system, although my new motherboard only has 1x mic in and 1x stereo jack, so I was wondering if I could play sound from all the speakers simultaneously? Not surround obviously, but just the same audio stream. All the satellites are the same, I can connect them to whichever port on the back of the sub as I like.
    The back looks like this FYI . Click image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Maybe if the 3 PC connections were connected together to the one output, it may work if you can find a three way adapter. I don't know if that will work, just a thought.

    Might be better to just get a sound card that will support 5.1.

    I've never seen a "do it yourself" motherboard with just two jacks like yours has.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Can you find something more about MB instead of "MSI Something" ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Can you find something more about MB instead of "MSI Something" ?
    Of course, I can

    It's an MSI Z77A-G41.
    Here's an image of the back, I meant it had 3 jacks, not two.
    Click image for larger version
    There are three connectors from the back of the subwoofer that I connect to the pc with:
    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Those connectors at the back of MB all do double duty, check your manual. You'll have to assign outputs in the driver. Typical colors at the male jacks are:
    Green = Front speakers
    Yellow = back speakers
    Black = Bass ( woofer, subwoofer) and center speaker.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Some systems also use the front headphone jack for one of the 3 speaker jacks, too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Playing from all speakers in 5.1 pc speakers!
Related Threads
No sound from speakers in Sound & Audio
Hi. Just got my Acer Aspire E5 572g back from repair at Acer Repair Center. They switched out my prosessor, but now i got no sound. The computer came back with a clean install og win 8.1. Added a screenshot showing drivers and that sound is "playing"...
I bought the plantronics .Audio 335 studio headphones, but when I plugged them in, it screwed up my sound. My compute'rs sound is now playing through both the headphones AND the laptop speakers. After unplugging it and trying again a couple times, I gave up and decided to just use my old...
No sound from speakers in Sound & Audio
Latest version of W8 This will take a while A few months ago W8 quit producing sound through my speakers - overnight. I've tried a number of things I'll list here. Volume Control - red 'x' in bottom right corner. AMD HDMI OUTPUT and HEADPHONES are checked. Troubleshooting Speakers/headphones...
rear speakers not working in Sound & Audio
all plugged in new computer drivers up to date set to quadraphonic they were working yesterday but they appear to have stopped on their own. the test speaker option worked at first but now they dont when i click the speaker icon to test on the sound playback options tab the level indicator...
Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 8. Previously on Windows 7 I was able to switch between speakers and USB headset on the fly by clicking "set device as default" in windows sound options, without closing media player. Now that I'm on Windows 8, I can't do that anymore: whenever I make...
hi, I tried googling and searching your forum for this, and havent really come up with anything, so i thought I would try and ask.. is it possible to use bluetooth speaker and laptop speakers at same time? I got a hdmx jam for xmas, and wanted to put that behind me, as i game on my laptop. id...
Hello all. I have an HP Pavilion dm4 3050 laptop. I have spent a lot of time trying to fix my bluetooth problems since updating to 8, and now I need some help! I go into add a device in a the CP and the machine finds the bluetooth speakers and I add them. I then right click them-> sound...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook