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Can I connect multiple sources?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by rip-the-jacker, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. rip-the-jacker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,169

    hey guys,

    I have ordered the Razer Leviathan 5.1.

    I also have the razer nommo speakers..can I connect both at once?

    For instance, use optical for the leviathan and connect the nommo speakers via 3.5mm connection to the motherboard?
     
  2. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,318

    You can, but it depends on whether you want each set of speakers to play different audio (Example; Nommo for music and Leviathan for games/films), or whether you want both sets playing exactly the same audio.
     
  3. rip-the-jacker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,169

    Thanks for the swift reply.

    I’m wanting them to play the same audio source.
     
  4. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,318

    That's going to be slightly more difficult then.

    Onboard audio and optical output are treated as two separate audio devices by Windows and can only play one audio stream to the default audio device. To get two different audio devices to receive the same audio stream, means using separate software.

    You need use something like Virtual Audio Cable. There are probably others, but VAC is the only one I have used.

    Using VAC; it can be fiddly to setup if you are not used to how it works, but you do need to buy the software, otherwise a voice message that says 'trial' every so often, which is rather annoying.

    A quick search shows there are free alternatives.
     
  5. rip-the-jacker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,169

    Thanks mate. Think I will stick with the sound bar on its own, it is more than capable anyway.
     
  6. MrRockliffe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

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    Location: Hampshire

    You could just use a 3.5mm splitter if you wanted to :)
     
  7. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,318

    That wouldn't make the best use of the Levaithan though, which has optical input. It does have 3.5mm input, but he would only be getting stereo input and it wouldn't be making the best use of Dolby.

    If you did want to make use of the Nommo as well at the same time, then it would have to be with a program or app that has it's own options for selecting audio source. A media player for example.