I have the Swan M200MkII's and a Polk PSW505 subwoofer. My computer has a Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ity, and a Realtek onboard audio system.
I'm not really sure the best way to connect them to my computer...I know both cards have a single jack for Center/Subwoofer, but what happens when I don't have a Center with the Subwoofer?
Here are a few tests and results:
Connected to Realtek Onboard:
I changed the Speaker Configuration to 5.1 Speaker with Subwoofer On and other things off. When I test play, all the sounds except for the Subwoofer play through the Swan's, and the Subwoofer plays through the Subwoofer just fine. So this is great, except when I play any sound or music, I get no Subwoofer. This was tested with Pandora, Youtube Videos, games, music collection, etc. I'm not sure why the Subwoofer gets no sound?
Connected to X-Fi Titanium:
I connected the Swans to Green for Front Left/Front Left, and the Polk to the Orange Front Center/Subwoofer. I then changed the Speaker Configuration to 5.1 since that's what it Auto Detected. When I tested the channels, I could only hear the Front Left, Front Right, and Subwoofer (as expected). But unlike in Realtek, I can't seem to combine the channels of all the speakers into the FL/FR and keep the Subwoofer as is.
What should I do?
Can I put a 3.5mm splitter into the FL/FR of the X-Fi, and run both the Swans and the Polk off the splitter?