Dell XPS 8900 Desktop: Audio Jacks Hookup Question ?

  1.    04 Jan 2016 #1

    Dell XPS 8900 Desktop: Audio Jacks Hookup Question ?


    Really totally confused about this, and would be most appreciative for some help and suggestions on.

    Have a new Dell XPS 8900 desktop PC.
    Has Realtek integrated audio, apparently. (ALC3861 7.1)
    I imagine itís pretty much the same setup for all of their PCís with Realtek integrated audio.

    Presently use the Green output jack in the rear to feed a pair of Logitech Desktop Z-200 desktop speakers. Works just fine.

    I would like to now add the following:

    Have an output from a radio (Home Patrol scanner) that has a Line-Out
    Jack. Would like to feed this into pc, and be able to select either the normal
    pc audio (which now is outputted on the green jack) OR this new input.

    a. What input jack on the pc should I use for the radioís output (Line Out) ?
    Iím thinking the BLUE one. Is this correct ?

    I would want it to also, of course, be outputted on the green jack to the desktop speakers.

    b. I looked all over of every pc screen I could think of, but could find no option
    for selecting (switching) between the pc normal output, and this new extra
    audio input.

    Where and how do I do this selectio/switching, please ? Caveats in doing ?

    Much thanks,
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       04 Jan 2016 #2

    Just a suggestion :
    Wouldn't it be best for you if you ask the folks who actually use the same model ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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