I THINK I can help you, although I'm dealing with audio issues myself (see my post). My speakers (Altec) don't attach to the NUC at all -- they attach to my monitor & the audio sounds great to me. My ViewSonic monitor has great video, but not great sound. Not exactly sure if this is what you are asking, but I hope it's of some use.
I think you will get multi channel audio out of the HDMI and Display Port connections or you could use this: Behringer UFO202 U-phono USB Audio Interface: Amazon.co.uk: Musical Instruments which I have used with a turntable (remember those!), it has a switch to switch between phono (eg turntable) and line (eg tape machine) connections. Works well with Audacity software.
It also allows you to direct the sound output from the NUC to the equipment on the audio output connections. It uses a USB connection but then I have a couple of hubs serving several devices anyway.
I'm using it with a NUC6i5SYH.
Thanks for the replies.
I'm assuming you have 3.5mm socket(s) on your monitor ? Is the volume controlled from Windows or a volume control on your speakers ? Just stereo sound I presume.
Thanks for the link, an interesting alternative.
Anyone else want to share their audio setup.
Anyone have any information about monitors with built-in speakers ?
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These are the audio options for Intel® Board NUC6i5SBY/ NUC6i3SBY:
• Intel® High Definition (Intel® HD) Audio via the HDMI v1.4b and Mini DisplayPort 1.2 interfaces through the processor
• Realtek HD Audio via a stereo microphone/headphone 3.5 mm jack on the front panel
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Thanks for replying, I wasn't really asking about audio formats, I really wanted to hear how users connect speakers to their NUC's.
My current monitors (2x Dell) are quite old and only have VGA and DVI sockets so I've been looking at getting a new monitor too.
I've looked at monitors with built-in speakers (as I believe I could just have one cable from the NUC to the monitor for both video and audio) but most reviews state that they sound tinny so still undecided.
There must be a lot of users out there but so for only a couple of replies.
Come on people, help out a 'soon to be' NUC user, describe how you connect your speakers or what speakers/other hardware you use etc. ??