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5.1 Surround to 7.1?

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hi i have the Logitech X-530 5.1 surround sound speakers and i was wondering if its possible to get the logitech x-230 and turn it into a 7.1 surround sound...my motherboard outputs to 7.1 so im guessing it could work but i dont know for sure

if possible that would be awesome...if not then no harm done
thanks in advance
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post #2 of 6
It will not work because you of how the X-530 connects to your computer. You would either need a receiver and connect all the speakers to that receiver or a way to add two more speakers to your X-530 connection.

unfortunately, your speakers don't have the required connections

all your speakers hook in the sub. the speakers would need to connect to a receiver
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well right now i have my headphones plugged into the back of the PC into the 4th spot which is where the 7.1 would plug into and i tested it and it got it to work with all those speakers (my 5.1 and my headphones plugged in as the last two of the 7.1) so couldnt i just plug the other two speakers in to that port instead of the normal port??

i just dont want to buy speakers and have it not work
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post #4 of 6
how is your pc going to power the back two speakers?

You can either borrow speakers from someone to test this out or buy from a store and then return them after your test.

Based on both PDF manuals and how they connect it doesnt look like that setup will create a 7.1 system.

I could be wrong tho.
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post #5 of 6
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ok so i tried it with just two regular PC speakers that my roommate had and it worked!!

and with the Realtek HD Audio Manager i can designate which port does what

like this


So i think i might be getting anther set of speakers....maybe
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good deal! glad it worked.
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