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Connect 2 sets Old PC Speakers - Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys,

 

   So I have these awesome Old School speakers just sitting on our store room so i tried to use them;

1. Altec Lansing ACS 33 (Speakers + Subwoofer)

2. Altec Lansing ACS 90 (Speakers only, with Subwoofer slot)

 

   Please see attached photo of simple sketch on how i connected the speakers to each other and connected to my PC. It is all working. Sound output is good. I'm not really knowledgeable when it comes to speakers, so I want to ask You guys, did I do anything wrong with those connections? i asked because i might have done something wrong that prevents me from getting the speakers' full potential or maybe i did something wrong that might damage my PC.

 

   Thanks in advanced. Cheers!

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you could adjust them for 4.1 or 4 speaker setup, if you have 5.1 sound card / connections on rear of pc.

 

but plugging the one set of speakers in sub woofer jack. i would undo that. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, boggen said:

you could adjust them for 4.1 or 4 speaker setup, if you have 5.1 sound card / connections on rear of pc.

 

but plugging the one set of speakers in sub woofer jack. i would undo that. 

my motherboard is msi z370m gaming pro ac, supports 5.1.. but i tried combinations of of connecting the 3.5mm jack at rear but i cant get them to produce sound both at the same time..

 

could You help me check this photo and maybe teach me which ports should i connect the 3.5mm jacks? I'm literally a noob when it comes to speakers..

 

TIA. Cheers.

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if you have installed the audio drivers on manufacture website, you should have some sort of "realtek" icon bottom right corner on task bar some place.  double check in the program, it should state (front, rear, side, sub) and also allow you to swap between 2, 2.1, 4, 4.1 like setups through realtek software. 

 

alternative (not sure how realtek is handled on your system) right click "speaker icon" on bottom right corner of task bar. it might give you speaker setting options. 

 

it is suggested you have the 2 sets of speakers plugged in. when you go into the software options. (pc should auto detect) something is plugged in. and give options to that. as long as you have them plugged in. 

 

picture shows 2 middle connectors.  (pink/red) = front speakers, and to the left (rear speakers)

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You won't get sound out of the 'rear' speakers unless you either upmix stereo into a surround format, or play something that is multi-channel natively. 

 

This is the main reason i keep using a Sound Blaster sound card to send audio to my AVR instead of fiddling with the onboard audio or HDMI. 


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