Thanks for reply, never got a manual with it got it off of ebay on the rear panel it has the following connections c/sub, rear, front, line in, spdif out, din, & usb in and on the front it has optical out, mike in, phones, and a cmss button. on the top mic volume button & master volume button. It has stamped on the bottom creative labs model no sb0490, complies with canadian ices-003 class B
Thanks very much, have got all the cables that are needed, have been reading up on the great help on this site. Quite a lot to get your head around but sure once i get started (and probably after a few mistakes) i will figure it out.