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Can I add 2 more speakers to my ACS33 speaker system and have a functional 4 speaker system for surround sound. These are Altec Lansing speakers, which consist of 2 desktop speakers and a subwoofer. They have their own power supply. I have a Soundblaster Live!X-Gamer soundcard. How would I add two more speaker? Just splice them in...Do I need to change jacks... Is this not possible..Please advise and be specific.
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You won't get surround sound by splicing them in. You need a surround sound decoder which will hve a separate output for each speaker.
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Thanks joed, but still not clear. If I splice in 2 more speakers will I get the 3D positional effect from the EAX of my soundcard? Where do you get a Surround decoder? Do you plug the speakers into this, and the decoder into the digital output on the soundcard? Be specific please.
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If you splice in 2 more speakers you only have 2 lefts and 2 rights. Not sure about for PCs but for tv surround requires a surround sound decoder unit that separates the channels into more than just right and left. You can them at most TV dealers.
Also when splicing speaker together do it in series.
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rinkol earned 70 total points
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The sblive has two audio output jacks.  You need a second set of speakers connected to the second audio output jack. Since the sound card output is a low level signal, the speakers will need to have an amplifier (either built in or separate). You will also have to enable 4 speaker output.  This can be done through the sblive AudioHQ (click on speaker and setup for 4 speakers). AudoHQ should be accessible from the control panel and other locations such as the program menu.  Also, you should be able to find this info on the installation disk that came with your sblive.


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Rinkol are you saying that I can
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