Working with Sound, Pictures,
NOTE: If your PC
includes a sound
card (select models
only), refer to the
that came with the
Speakers are included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately.
Your PC supports only an active (powered) speaker system; the speaker system
must have its own power cord.
A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two-channel speaker system. A
multichannel audio speaker system is a system with more than two channels,
and it may include a subwoofer. For example, 7.1 channels, referred to as an
eight-speaker mode, uses two front speakers (left-right), two side speakers
(left-right), two rear speakers (left-right), a center speaker, and a subwoofer.
The PC supports a variety of sound options and speaker configurations. You may
set up your PC for two stereo speakers or for multichannel audio speaker systems.
Connect your speaker system to the PC, and then configure the audio software for
sound output. For details on connecting stereo speakers to the PC, see the quick
If your PC model includes three sound connectors (select models only) on the
back of the PC, see "Setting up 3-connector sound" on page 30.
If your PC model includes six sound connectors (select models only) on the back
of the PC, see "Setting up 6-connector sound" on page 32.
Working with Sound, Pictures, and Video