Hooking up 5.1 Logitech speakers to a Sound Blaster audio card is very simple as both products are made by high-end computer audio manufacturers. The exact process may vary from model to model so always read the manual before beginning any installation. 5.1 speakers have a centre channel speaker, front left and right, rear right and left and subwoofer. 5.1 speakers are primarily designed for home theatre use and give the user a surround sound feeling.
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Locate the Sound Blaster soundcard on the back of the computer. There are seven 3.5mm ports on most Sound Blaster cards. The blue port is for mic/line in. The green, light blue, orange and black are for speakers. the grey one is for an A/V receiver. The last port is for MiniDisc or game consoles.
Plug in the cables from the Logitech control unit to the Sound Blaster card. All of the cables from the Logitech system will be colour coded as well. Plug the jacks into their matching colour ports on the sound card. For example, plug green with green, orange with orange. The manufacturers have designed their systems this way for easy installation.
Open the Sound Blaster control panel on the computer. This should be located in "Start Menu," "Program Files," "Sound Blaster." Set the audio set-up to 5.1. The system has been installed and configured. Play an audio or video file on the computer and turn on the Logitech speaker system to check if it has been configured. Alternatively, the Sound Blaster control panel will have a "Test Speaker" option that can perform the same task.
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