• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Playing from all speakers in 5.1 pc speakers!


r2detard

New Member
Posts
10
#1
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 . maxresdefault.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Myseeelf
    CPU
    Intel i3-3220
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G41
    Memory
    Corsair 2100mhz something
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 650Ti OC DC2
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Crappy TN full hd
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x 1tb barracudas
    1x 256 SSD
    Case
    Fractal Define R4
    Keyboard
    IBM SK-8820
    Mouse
    Logitech G400s
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    Opera
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

fireberd

Beach Observer
VIP Member
Pro User
Inverness, FL

Posts
1,811
#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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

CountMike

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
Belgrade , Serbia

Posts
4,664
#3
Can you find something more about MB instead of "MSI Something" ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

r2detard

New Member
Posts
10
#4
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.
msi_z77ag41.jpg
There are three connectors from the back of the subwoofer that I connect to the pc with:
2ab8d1c110a87957e406594dcbe07032.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Myseeelf
    CPU
    Intel i3-3220
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G41
    Memory
    Corsair 2100mhz something
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 650Ti OC DC2
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Crappy TN full hd
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x 1tb barracudas
    1x 256 SSD
    Case
    Fractal Define R4
    Keyboard
    IBM SK-8820
    Mouse
    Logitech G400s
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    Opera
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

CountMike

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
Belgrade , Serbia

Posts
4,664
#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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

fireberd

Beach Observer
VIP Member
Pro User
Inverness, FL

Posts
1,811
#6
Some systems also use the front headphone jack for one of the 3 speaker jacks, too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)