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front panel audio

By brad ·
I have recently purchased an Asus A8N-SLI Delux Motherboard and an Origen X15 Case and realised that there is nowhere to plug in the front panel line in port on the motherboard, I was just wondering if anyone knows whether or not you can plug it into the aux in socket?

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by TheChas In reply to front panel audio

What I would do, is modify a slot cover to allow passing an audio cable out to the rear panel Line-In jack.

Looking at the manual, you "should" be able to use the AUX connector. The CD and AUX inputs are "line level" inputs, so there would be no problem feeding a line level signal to them.
However, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

1. The AUX and CD connectors are disabled in 8 channel mode.

2. If the AUX and CD connections use the same mixer channel, you might have problems if a signal is present on both the CD and AUX lines.
This could even be an issue if you are using digital connections for your CD audio.

3. The AUX connector is one of those little white connectors found on VERY few CD-ROM cables.
Splicing this to the audio cable for the case can be an issue.


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by TheChas In reply to

Got your message.

You will still be able to use the line out jack on the the rear panel of the motherboard.

A "true" line out jack is a fixed level signal used to go to the input of a tape deck or another amplifier.

On some systems, you can define the line-out as a pre-amp out signal that is controlled by the master volume control.

Some even use the line out as a pre-amp out for multi-channel configurations.


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