Audio passthrough setting for handbrake?

I appreciate all the help recently. Have my profiles pretty dialed in. I can’t get right the audio passthrough setting for handbrake. Basically I want the audio to be untouched. These are TV recordings so it’s ac3. Can someone help me out?

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So I tried this and something odd happened. I set the bottom one at 160 because the files are 384, if it simply passed through I wanted to be certain, so if it fel back to the bottom it would be 160. But the file came out at 224??

handbrake-audio=copy:ac3 -a 1,2,3,4,5
handbrake-audioac3=-E ffac3 -R auto -B 160 -D 0 -a 1,2,3,4,5

Heres the log
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x101)
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + bitrate: 384 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + mixdown: 5.1 Channels
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + dynamic range compression: 2.500000
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + dither: triangular
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + encoder: AC3 (libavcodec)
2019-09-06T07:50:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> [07:50:53] + bitrate: 224 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz

This isn’t valid, try:
handbrake-audio=-E copy -a 1,2,3,4,5

Thanks I appreciate it. Testing now.

That did it, Goose thanks a lot. Appreciate the help as always. Not sure why I waited so long to get all this setup automatically. Much nicer this way.