Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Connecting a Front side MIC and Speaker

  1. #1
    Silver Member Linedawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    308

    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.







    Sound card

    http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=14189



    Tower

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...rion534/4.html (look at the Front audio to see the cables)

  2. #2
    Head Honcho Administrator Reverend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    England
    Posts
    14,041
    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.

    =========== Please Read The Forum Rules ===========

  3. #3
    Security Intelligence TZ Veteran cash_site's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Software Paradise
    Posts
    3,735
    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

    --- 0wN3D by 3gG ---

  4. #4
    Silver Member Linedawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    308
    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.

  5. #5
    Security Intelligence TZ Veteran cash_site's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Software Paradise
    Posts
    3,735
    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

    --- 0wN3D by 3gG ---

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •