January 16th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Connecting a Front side MIC and Speaker
Hello everyone i have a problem. I'm trying to set up the speaker and mic ports on the front of a Centurion 534 (Cool master) tower to a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy. But i cant figure out the correct combination to save my life. I know i have to use AC'97 connection but how does it connect to the sound card so i can use the front Mic and Speaker. Here is the pin out of the cable in the tower.
Yellow - mic
Red - Mic ~ BIAS
Black -AUD GND
Green - RET ~ R
Green/Green -FPOUT ~ R
Blue - RET - L
Blue/Blue - FPOUT ~ L
ALso below are link to each piece of hardware im referencing. Anyone have any clue on this one.
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...rion534/4.html (look at the Front audio to see the cables)
January 16th, 2008, 18:58 PM
I could be wrong but i think you can only use those connections when using the onboard sound. (plugs into motherboard). There is not an option to hook up directly to the Audigy.
January 16th, 2008, 22:25 PM
Expanding what Rev said, your model of sound card doesn't support the AC'97 headers from the system case - however there might be an X-Fi music edition that does...
Check out this thread http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/454076.html
for some more tips & info.
The main points being, a) your better off getting an extension audio cable from the rear b) use the Sound_Blaster 5.25" front panel
Also, in some situations, you might actually have to disable onboard sound when using a dedicated sound card.
I agree though, that it sort of defeats the purpose of having front audio panel
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January 30th, 2008, 15:18 PM
What sound cards would you guys recommend so I can hook up my front panel MIC and head set? There are so many options out there.
January 30th, 2008, 21:42 PM
I really haven't seen 'many' options, while researching for my previous post, the only card i found was X-FI Music Edition. But it seems to be a fairly serious (read: Expensive) audio card.
Really, i recommend just getting a simple audio extension cable... 20 cents from any $2 shop
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