Saul Goodman
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How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010?

How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010 (mini tower)? I have Microlab X23 with 3 mini-jack conectors, when i connect it to outputs in pc only front speakers has sound. 

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Re: How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010?

Saul Goodman,

The back 3 connectors are listed below for the speaker connections. You would need to look at the speakers manual for setting the speakers up. Sometimes you cannot connect 5.1 speakers to a computer with only 2 jacks on the computer.

 

Back Panel Connectors

MT backpanel connectors

1 Link Integrity Light 2 Network Connector
3 Network Activity Light 4 USB Connectors (6)
5 HDMI Connector 6 VGA Connector
7 Line-in Connector 8 Line-out Connector
9 Microphone Connector    

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Tesla1856
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Re: How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010?

Add-in sound-cards are cheap. They even make external USB ones.

I suggest you get one with drivers that allow an "all stereo mode" to use occasionally.

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Saul Goodman
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Re: How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010?

In SmartAudio drivers i can't turn to 5.1 mode, only 2.0. Maybe bult-in soundcard do not support 5.1 sound?

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speedstep
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Re: How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010?

The 3010 is not a gamer or consumer model.

You have to add 5.1 sound adapter which is relatively easy and painless.

https://www.amazon.com/Optimal-Shop-External-Channel-Surround/dp/B00Q4WQ7XW/

 You have to pay a bit more for Dolby 5.1 sound.

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA/


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Tesla1856
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Re: How connect 5.1 speakers to Optiplex 3010?


@Saul Goodmanwrote:

In SmartAudio drivers i can't turn to 5.1 mode, only 2.0. Maybe bult-in soundcard do not support 5.1 sound?

 


Right. That's what we are trying to tell you. See my previous post for a possible solution.


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