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Hi,

Basically, I need some advice on how to achieve a quadrophonic speaker setup with my PC using the motherboards on-board soundcard and two sets of speakers.

I'm wanting to use my current PC speakers (already powered), with my PC monitor on one side of the room, and a set of floor-standing speakers with my television on the other side of the room. I'm yet to purchase the floor-standers and I'm sure I will also have to purchase an amplifier for it(?).

I'm wondering if it's viable to put both speaker sets through one jack input using a 3.5mm stereo splitter?

I'd be really grateful for any tips and/or recommendations!

Thanks,

Luke
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Hi,

Basically, I need some advice on how to achieve a quadrophonic speaker setup with my PC using the motherboards on-board soundcard and two sets of speakers.

I'm wanting to use my current PC speakers (already powered), with my PC monitor on one side of the room, and a set of floor-standing speakers with my television on the other side of the room. I'm yet to purchase the floor-standers and I'm sure I will also have to purchase an amplifier for it(?).

I'm wondering if it's viable to put both speaker sets through one jack input using a 3.5mm stereo splitter?

I'd be really grateful for any tips and/or recommendations!

Thanks,

Luke

Both sets would have the same output(channel) when approaching it that way.
 

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post #3 of 8
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Sure, that's what I want - I'm not after true surround sound. Sorry for not being clearer!
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post #4 of 8
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Just to clarify, I'm not trying to achieve true surround sound, just stereo quadrophonic, and I'm wanting both speaker sets to play simultaneously.
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That should work fine then. smile.gif

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Great, cheers! Just didn't wanna blow anything up!
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Any speaker or amp recommendations?? Any advice on wattage etc.??
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post #8 of 8
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Also, I'm going to need an 3.5mm extension for it to reach the floor speakers - will this effect sound quality much along with the splitter?
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