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Author Topic: MS-7030 Motherboard front headphone and rear speaker out  (Read 2260 times)

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I need help on my setting for the K8N Platinum Neo (MS-7030) Motherboard, so that I could have both the front headphone and rear speaker out working.

As in the manual (Page 2-20), for the Line-Out connector on the back panel to function, I have to jumpered pins 5 & 6, 9 & 10. This will disable the front audio headphone.

But I need both to work, then how should be my setup?

Please help ! ! !



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« Reply #1 on: 25-September-04, 07:02:02 »
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  • I actually have a Y-cable that turns one output jack(front speakers) into to output jacks. I have the speakers and headphones plugged into the Y-cable which is plugged into the front output port. I just turn the speakers down when I use the headphones.
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    « Reply #2 on: 27-September-04, 17:35:07 »

    Will using the Y-cable affect the resistor value (ohm) of the speaker?

    I am afraid that it might burnt off my speaker if I plug the headphone and speaker into the same line-output.

    Steve F.

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    « Reply #3 on: 27-September-04, 18:03:31 »
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  • I wanted the same thing - rear speaker connection plugged in permanently but the possibility of plugging in headphones to the front connector when I need them.

    My speakers have an SPDIF (coax) socket and I found to my pleasant surprise that removing the jumpers to redirect the line-out signal to the front does not interfere with audio out through SPDIF.

    So one answer (if your speakers support it) is to take out the jumpers, use SPDIF for the rear speakers and plug the phones in the front when you need them.
    (I have the Neo Plat but haven't updated my sig yet).

    [edit] Continuing the theme, if you don't have SPDIF input and given that it's only the line-out signal that is redirected, you can get a coax cable for the SPDIF out and a converter to go between the cable and your speaker jack input. I used just such a converter (just 1"/2cm long) for my KT3 board which had SPDIF out on an S-bracket but MSI brilliantly used a standard 2.5mm jack socket for it!
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    « Reply #4 on: 29-September-04, 02:18:53 »

    Thanks, will look for the converter and try it out.

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