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    How to connect rear speakers?

    I have the epia 10000 mobo, I was wondering how I can connect the rear speakers. I got the front ones working, is there some sort of jumper on the mobo so that the sound input actually turns into audio out?

    My other option is to split the one audio out to both front and rear.

    Thanks

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    I don't have an epia, but on my computer you just plug it in and it auto-detects it, however if you turn the jack sense off it can be set in Volume control, Make sure 'Rear' is displayed and Advanced Controls is enabled.

    Click on the 'Advanced' button on the Rear volume control, then check "Switch Line-In to Rear Output" and you will have 4 channel sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye
    it's only simulated 4 channel sound. if you want true 4 or more channel sound, you need to get a sound card, or an nforce2 mobo.

    the sound out they have has a black jack that goes to rear speakers. the green jack goes to front speakers. the orange jack can go to center channel, i think. (never had more than 4 channels...)
    what do you mean by 'simulated', there are 5 channels on most new motherboard, including the epia, these can all be controlled seperatly just like any other 5.1 sound card. And what does nforce2 have to do with anything, I think you are confused, the chipset that a motherboard uses doesn't efect what onboard sound that can be used. You can get true surrond sound with most onboard sound cards.

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    Does anyone know?

    I think im just going to buy a 1/8 y adapter

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    MANUAL
    try page 2-10 and the appendix (at the back, section "A")
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    Thanks for the link to the manual. I tried everything in there, but I still cant get the rears to work.

    Maybe windows media player cant do rear speakers?

    Not sure about that one.

    Any additional help you guys can provide is appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Oh, here we are, Man was right. it does 6 channel sound.

    just plug the green to green(front speakers to stereo out), and black to blue(rear speakers to line in).

    then run the speaker configuration utility, power cycle everything, and you should be good to go.

    the page also says if you have a 5/6 channel setup, the center and subwoofer plug into the microphone plug. (red)

    so, no, dont get the Y adapter, unless you need the line in or the microphone in.

    else, get a sound card if you want the best of both worlds.

    Man, sorry i was an ***. i dont have much experience with onboard sound.

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    Ok guys I have tried everything and the dam rears will not work. I guess since I will be getting xm radio for the pc which uses the audio in, I have choice but to use a 1/8 Y adapter.

    Thanks for all the help

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    yea, i ran into the same problem with my d-link radio. I wanted to use the line in on the board, and an external sound card for 5.1, but I was told it wont work Grrr....why is it everything I want to do cant be done!
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