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Old 03-23-2008, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i finally did it and sold my gaming rig and bought me a basic laptop. Gaming was costing me alot of money, so i figure its time to give it up. Anyways i bought a Acer Aspire 4520 seems to do just fine for what i want it for. I have one question though, I have a set of 2.1 Klipsch pro audio speakers, is there anyway i can get these speakers to work with my laptop? I really hope so since i like to jam out alot. Thanks.
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Just plug them into the headphone jack on the laptop. Won't be quite as high quality as an actual audio out but it does well enough.
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Just plug them into the headphone jack on the laptop. Won't be quite as high quality as an actual audio out but it does well enough.
Well i did that and only one speaker played and my sub didnt hit or anything.
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Well, shouldn't the plug be the regular green one? When you plug it in, are there settings on the computer for audio?
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Well, shouldn't the plug be the regular green one? When you plug it in, are there settings on the computer for audio?
there is no green plug, there are a blue one, pink one, and then a black one the black one is the only one that works and it only puts out to one speaker. Yes there are speaker settings, i just havent messed with them much yet.
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umm get a headphone splitter, and plug that into the black (headphone) jack and run both the connectors from the speakers into it.

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or if you want to do it the right way, get a multi channel usb audio output device
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or if you want to do it the right way, get a multi channel usb audio output device
There ya go. Assumed you had a 2 speaker system, I shouldn't have done that.
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This usb sound card is probably your best bet to get all your speakers working. I have one and have not had any problems with it.

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I don't think he'd need a full sound card. Something like this should work fine.

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Awesome guys thanks alot no im really happy with my laptop. Now i have one more question. The computer picks up a few wireless networks which im using at the moment i was wondering how i get my dsl to work with it? Do i just plug the cable in and follow the wizard or what? It has vista on it thats why im having trouble figuring the **** thing out. Thanks
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