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Posted: 07/28/22 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a new Dell All-in-one Windows 11 computer.. My question is sound.. I want to be able to used the audio out jack for the stereo/speakers on patio and at the same time listen to the computers speakers in my shop... I can get the audio out jack to supply output to the stereo but am unable to listen to computers built in speakers at same time.. and when I unplug the audio out jack, the computers internal speakers work.. I want to use both at same time but haven't figured out how to do it..Utube has been of no help...Anyone else experience or solve this Win 11 hurdle?

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Would wireless speakers help?

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second the notion of bluetooth speakers. or use two sets of wired speakers with an audio splitter coming out of the speaker jack into the splitter and then out from there to each set of speakers. personally i think the BT speakers are your best bet.


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DD716TED wrote:

I want to be able to used the audio out jack for the stereo/speakers on patio and at the same time listen to the computers speakers in my shop... I can get the audio out jack to supply output to the stereo but am unable to listen to computers built in speakers at same time..

This a very "old fashioned" thing. Sometimes there is actually switch built into the audio output jack. When you plug in the external speakers it turns off in internal ones. Because this is mechanical, Windows has no control.

Buying wireless speakers would help because Windows can control them. Bluetooth has a limited distance.

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Don't know anything about all in ones, but the audio driver control panel is where you probably need to be. Realtek is very common on PCs and Notebooks


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This is not a Win 11 issue, but a hardware issue. It's the way things work. You can get a secondary as suggested, or an Amazon Echo. You can't Bluetooth two separate devices to one computer. Even Bluetooth operates this way.


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This is why we hang on to old tablet computers. You can sometimes use them to do a single job, perhaps like this one.

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DD716TED wrote:

I want to use both at same time but haven't figured out how to do it..Utube has been of no help...Anyone else experience or solve this Win 11 hurdle?


In the old days the headphone jack disconnected the internal speakers mechanically (A switch built into the jack) Today I see you can pick and choose electronically (Menu choice) But I now of no way to run both at the same time.. IN some cases I have even more choices. but never more than one at the same time.

Suggestion is a 2 part
Part 1 product link


Part 2 @ Staples.


Note you can often get both from same supplier

THe advantage of the Logitec speakers is they too have a volume control. And generally better sound quality than the built in speakers.


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THIS should do it.

https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Splitte........fix=audio+cab,aps,707&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1

Plug the splitter into the computer audio jack.
That will send the audio signal to BOTH output jacks.
Plug a speaker set into each output jack.

OOPS! wa8yxm had the splitter first.

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Thanks for the comments / inputs..But I want to use the computers internal built in speakers as well as an amplifier connected to the audio line out jack..seems as though Dell has decided it is one or the other.. Might just go back to the splitter on the line out jack to 2 separate amplifiers as with the old computer and forget the built in computer speakers.. Just trying to reduce clutter on desk..

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