Connecting 5.1 (5 Speakers and a Subwoofer) Audio Speakers
To connect two front speakers, two rear speakers,
a center speaker, and a subwoofer for six-channel
(5.1 speaker) output:
Turn off the PC.
Connect the front speaker cable to the lime
green Audio Line Out connector that matches
the back of your PC.
Connect the rear speaker cable to the black
connector that matches the back of your PC.
For type 3-connector systems, the blue Audio
Line In connector functions as a Rear Line Out
when a multichannel audio configuration is
Connect the center/subwoofer speaker cable
to the gold (or pink Mic) connector that
matches the back of your PC.
For type 3-connector systems, the pink Mic
connector functions as a center/subwoofer
speaker Line Out when a multichannel audio
configuration is activated.
Connect the cables to the audio system.
Connect the front, rear, and center speakers to
the subwoofer. Refer to the speaker
Turn on the PC.
Plug in the speaker system power.
Turn on the speaker system.
After the speakers are connected to the PC,
configure the audio software for sound output
for your PC model:
Type 3 connectors: See "Configuring
Audio Output with Multi-channel Sound
Manager" on page 42.
Type 6 connectors: See "Configuring
Audio Output with Sound Effect Manager"
on page 44.
Type 6 connectors — multi-streaming: See
"Configuring Audio Output with Sound
Effect Manager" on page 44
Sound card: See "Configuring Audio
Output with a Sound Card" on page 47.
Configuring Speaker and Sound Options
Type 3 is three
Type 6 is six
Type S is sound card
Always turn on the
PC before you turn on
the speaker system.