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5.1 Surround Sound

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wakerider01, Sep 1, 2005.

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  1. wakerider01

    wakerider01 Thread Starter

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    I have a set of logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers for my computer. I have just purchased a new laptop with a docking station. I was wondering if it is possible to connect the 5.1 speakers through an adapter to a usb port? Do they make adapters like this or will i just be better off returing the speakers for 2.1 sound? Thanks!

    (and for some reason, my last three threads I have posted... no one has replied to, so I hope I'm not blacklisted or something, so please reply!! :)
     
  2. heinz57

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    Which docking station and laptop?
     
  3. Super-D-38

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    Adaptors... I don't know..
    It seems to me that to use 5.1 you would need a sound card that can out-put 5.1...
    You could use them as 2.1, I think.. have you tried pluging them in to the speaker or head phone out jacks?
     
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    I'm confused (as usual). How is he going to get any sound out of a USB port?
     
  5. bearone2

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    don't know if they're still available but ms used to have some usb speakers. :eek:
     
  6. heinz57

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    I doubt that you'll be able to use 5.1 with a laptop you'll only be able to use 2.1
     
  7. JaseFace

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    I agree with heinz
     
  8. wakerider01

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    I purcahsed the sony vaio fs-675 with the basic vaio docking station that has two usb ports, network, power, printer, monitor... the docking station does not have an audio port, but the laptop does, but I'm wondering if I can get a 5.1 external sound card for ausb port

    would something like this work?...

    http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10501965;c:36133
     
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