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How can I convert a stereo output to surround sound? Answered

My laptop has only a stereo output. Is there any way to convert this to use a surround sound speaker system using any combination of hardware/software? Preferably without getting an external sound card.

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hoihoi151
hoihoi151

11 years ago

for music u cant get SS.
music is recorded in 2 channels L and R.
putting it through a SS system will just make the stereo image wider giving the illusion of surround sound

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LDW
LDW

11 years ago

You might like to look at www.instructables.com/id/Surround-sound-for-free-it-could-save-your-marria/ I'm not sure if that does what you want, but it might be worth a try?

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RRC
RRC

11 years ago

"Surround Sound from 3.5 mm stereo" is tested and published.

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RRC
RRC

12 years ago

I'm almost completed hardware testing for "Surround Sound from 3.5 mm stereo" Instructables. It is low power version from my "Surround Sound from Stereo" and presents the same quality. Instructable includes detailed schematic, I'll also supply kit.

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11010010110
11010010110

12 years ago

in addition to Fox sometimes you can change the mic / line in port to work as second line out for the rear speakers if you connect the rear speakers to the amp thru a crossover or invert + and - wires you can make the sound feel more 3D but its not really surround