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New 5.1 stereo system, trying to connect to MP3 jack

by C0110-26348384010181201150449721741453 / April 6, 2015 5:49 AM PDT

Hi,

Just got a new 5.1 sound system, and trying to connect it to my laptop/iPhone etc.. Now it has 6 RCA ports (3 red, 3 white) and the standard cables only have 1 red and 1 white cable. Does anyone know what adapter or cable i will need to buy? I can post a picture to explain what I mean if i can find out how to! Im trying to connect it an MP3 jack..
I think i almost have the 4 speakers wired in paraell version but NOT the 'daisy chain' one.
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">http://geoffthegreygeek.com/how-to-wire-four-hifi-speakers/

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Clarification Request
What MP3 jack?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2015 6:14 AM PDT

What 5.1 system?

The speaker wiring link does not seem to apply here as I see no MP3 jack.
Bob

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Sound system
by C0110-26348384010181201150449721741453 / April 6, 2015 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: What MP3 jack?

Its a 5.1 sound system, has a subwoofer and 5 subspeakers.
Also the link is more the setup to which i think the sound system is, not the actual MP3 jack, that is what im trying to get done.
If i can find out how to upload a picture then i will

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You could share the make/model of the receiver.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2015 6:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Sound system

And same for the MP3 source. Since most MP3 players are stereo, some folk get uppity about that. Some receivers have a way to play on more speakers by a matrix process in an A/V receiver.

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Dont think it will work

Hi,

Got in touch with a tech friend and he said its designed for blue ray players etc.. i think when i brought it I 'upgraded' to much if that makes sense?

Thanks for the help anyway!

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Can't comment much.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2015 1:56 AM PDT

I don't see enough detail to dive into this. Sorry about that but I'm sure it's like trying to work on something with blindfold, earmuffs and in chains.
Bob

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