The speaker connection maybe other than what we are use to. I would imagine the manual would explain it all.
Since building my PC over a year ago with a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P mb, I been using the on-board audio, which has been adequate, but now have started some spoken word audio work and will be doing podcasting also. So I have a couple of newbie-like questions in this regard.
1)I want to move up from the on-board audio to an audiophile-type board, for example, possibly the M-AUDIO Audiophile 2496. But I've noticed boards of this type do not have outputs for speakers, whereas lower end cards do. I don't understand that. Do I just keep my speakers plugged in to the same mb ports where they've always been and I get the benefit of the new card?
2) Mic question. I connected a AT2020 USB mic and checked the recording level in the control panel. Default level is 6. (this is with the on-board audio). I can change the level with the slider, but the apply button is always greyed out. Could this be because the recording level of 6 is the most the on-board audio can handle?