Help 5.1 surround systems

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  1. Nex_WhatToDo
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    Nex_WhatToDo Advanced Member

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    Help me!
    Ok i bought a 5.1 surrouns system today ... specifically phillips spa2600

    Me not being too up to date with sound cards etc, took this home started setting it up and then realised there where 3 cables left to plug in one was green one orange and one black.
    Now on my laptop mp3 player etc there is obviously only one jack.....
    So.... do i need to buy an external sound card (if so suggestions would be nice) or is there an adapter that will put these three cables into one jack?

    Help me please i will be so grateful i dont want too have just wasted hard earned money [​IMG]
     
  2. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

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    The green jack is the main speaker and the orange and black are just surround sound speakers.
     
  3. Nex_WhatToDo
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    Nex_WhatToDo Advanced Member

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    I know they are surround speakers but that was not my question lol thankyou for the reply though
     
  4. Sick Wario

    Sick Wario Club Nintendo

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    take a look at the back of the sub or the sides of the speakers. you're looking for an AUX-IN to connect the mp3 player to the speakers. if there isn't one, return them for a set that has an AUX input. you can buy an external soundcard for full 5.1
     
  5. TaMs

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    Hm yea you prolly need soundcard that supports 1.5. Else you don't get all the speakers work.
    Even if there's adapter like that. It's still not really surround.
     
  6. tomqman

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  7. Nex_WhatToDo
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    Nex_WhatToDo Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the help everybody i bought a external sound card, more money but worth it at the end of the day [​IMG]