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Hi guys, im not sure if im in the good thing, but i want to ask u a question.
I have a logitech x-530, and a normal sound (only with 1 hole to plug my cable) card not 5.1
SO i must plug 3 cables in the computer for this system, but do u guys know if like u plug 1 thing in ur sound card and after u can plug 3?
take a look here: http://www.comaxtech.com/pic/audio_big.jpg this is just an example, i need like audio cables, some1 know if i can do that?
I don't want to buy a 5.1 card....Do any 1 have another idea or some place i can buy a cable this this? :4-dontkno


I found a better picture, but i need with 3 things like that http://kmug.co.kr/store/img/item/802_s.jpg

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dai said:
http://www.hardavenue.com/reviews/logitechX5302.shtml
not familiar with the logitech,but you usally run the single cable from the comp to the sub woofter and the other connections go from there
hmmm, yeah i connect 3 cables in the sound card and they go in sub , but each cable has 2 speakers and one cable have the center 1, but if i connect only 1 cable (cuz i have only one hole in this sound card) i can hear only 2 speakers, so i want to hear all, so i must connect the 3 cables....but i want to do like in this picture, connect only 1 at my sound card and after i can connect the 3 things wich go in my sub...http://kmug.co.kr/store/img/item/802_s.jpg
 

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on the packet it says
audio video adaptor
most local comp stores here carry them or if you have radio shack or something the same over there
 

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I think you're looking for an adapter/cable with one male 1/8" stereo mini plug being split to three female RCA (AKA "composite") jacks.

You'll probably have a difficult time tracking one down at your local stereo store/Radio Shack/Circuit City etc., 'cause what you're trying to do reduces gain & sound quality - the opposite of what most people want to do with their sound equipment.

Since your computer has only one Line Out jack, chances are it's a stereo mini jack - you can split those two channels into five, but you're not really getting 5.1 surround sound, you're literally getting 2 divided by 5 which equals a fraction of the output going to each of the speakers. You also won't get the benefit of the subwoofer, 'cause a stereo jack isn't designed to separate the Low Frequency Effect (LFE). Kind of a waste, since 5.1 sound cards are so cheap now.

Anyway, if you really want to try it, there are easy-to-find adapters that will do it. Look for a headphone splitter with one male 1/8" stereo mini plug leading to three female 1/8" stereo mini jacks. Then connect three individual adapter cables - male 1/8" stereo mini plug to RCA (composite). The mini plug connects to your computer's Line Out jack and the RCA ends connect to your speaker system. You can also get individual stereo mini to stereo mini cables, if your speaker system accepts mini plugs, but it sounds like you need RCA.
 
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