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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Setting Up Speakers

Computer systems that are equipped with sound cards usually come with a set of external speakers so that you can listen to music and other audio files. Some monitors come with built-in speakers that take the place of external speakers. If you’re a real audiophile, you might want to purchase fancy surround-sound speakers for your computer. Or if you want to listen to audio output privately, you can connect headphones directly to your computer or (if your speakers have a headphone jack) through the external speakers.

Most standard speaker systems consist of two speakers with one cord that connects them to each other, another that connects them to the computer, and a power cord that connects them to the power source. One speaker ...

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