Author Topic: 5.1 sound  (Read 1183 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GG

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
  • Karma: 4
  • It'll be a while before I get the hang of this
    • View Profile
    • Awards
5.1 sound
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:23:21 pm »
A while ago we replaced our DVD player and the sound system was replaced with it. As I result I've got a Panasonic speaker set (5.1) without a machine to run sound through them, and a PC with rubbish sound. It makes sense to hook them up, but I have no idea how to do that. In short, here are my questions:
1. Will I need an additional device? I certainly can't see a port for the wires so I guess I might need an adapter that turns 5.1 audio into USB.
2. Are the wires on the speakers proprietary? I'm not an audio expert but I don't recognise the interfaces; I can send pictures of them if necessary.
3. Will Ubuntu be happy with the attachments out of the box?

Thanks in advance!

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18277
  • Karma: 479
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: 5.1 sound
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 08:07:40 pm »
Yup a picture of the connectors would help ;)

5.1 speakers would normally come with a box that all the speakers connect to .. then you run 3 leads from your soundcard to that box ..  like this:-

Click the 3rd image on this web page:
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

The Linux Community Forum

Re: 5.1 sound
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 08:07:40 pm »


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal