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How to connect speakers to MOBO


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#1 vento

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:20 AM

Hi! I have 5 old speakers (you can see them in the photo). I want to connect them to my mother board, which is and AsRock 970 Extreme R2.0.

In the official website of AsRock (AMD) I've found this info about my mobo:

-Audio: 7.1 CH HD Audio with content protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)

-Rear panel I/O:

  • HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
  • 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port

But I've taken a look of my PC rear panel and there are only 6 jack connections, and two of them are Mic and Line in.

 

So, what can I do?

 

Thanks!

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:50 AM

You might have a purchase what I call an external "output mixer," something that takes the signals from the mobo and parcels same out like playing cards equally to all external speakers.  Not being in music - I don't know the official terminology for said device.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:57 AM

You might have a purchase what I call an external "output mixer," something that takes the signals from the mobo and parcels same out like playing cards equally to all external speakers.  Not being in music - I don't know the official terminology for said device.

Thanks, man! But I don't know how to get an external "output mixer". I've been reading the mobo guide/manual; in theory I can connect 4 of those speakers by the jack connections. What do you think about it?



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:59 AM

Do you have a Guitar Center or something similar in your area?  They carry all kinds of hardware [and related software].  They probably can fix you up in no time.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:38 PM

Six outputs.  Besides the normal speaker jack, which would be the front  speakers.  Of the others, rear speakers,  center, subwoofer.  The front, rear and side connections are stereo and the center and subwoofer would be mono.   I would be inclined to use  the SPDIF to any AVR or receiver if that input is available.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 01:50 PM

Your speakers do not appear to be amplified as they have no mains lead, in which case you cannot connect them directly to the motherboard as this also has no amplifier.

 

To use all five speakers you either need a multi-channel amplifier (or 3 stereo amplifiers), or more realistically get a set of active (amplified) computer speakers.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:16 PM

amplifier -- that was the word I could not remember for my 1st reply  :)


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