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Old 10-14-2007, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, heres what i'm thinking. I recently upgraded my home theater system's sound, and have two decent tower speakers left over with a decent yamaha receiver. So, ideally, what i would like to do is hook up those two tower speakers to my receiver, as well as my comps current 5.1 system. Now my question: one, since my computer speakers have cables that plug into the sub, could i strip off the connectors and hook up the speakers to my receiver? 2nd, newer motherboards, specifically the asus p5k deluxe which i am getting for my new comp, comes with an optical Jack built in. Now, i want the best quality for my sound system as i listen to a lot of music, should i be looking into adding a sound card to my build or will the onboard sound be suffient? If not, what would be a good sound card?
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I have a receiver hooked up to my comp thats running my bose speakers. I don't know how to answer your question though, it sounds like it should work though.

I actually have a question for you though. Is optical a better quality sound?
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Well from what i know about sound system, optical is only beat by HDMI. I want the same basic setup you have, but seeing as i only have two extra speakers, i would like to also use my logitec speakers, i just dont know if they can be hooked up to a receiver. Last time i hooked up my receiver to my comp i could only get 2 CH sterio, i was like wtf?
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wtf, thats weird. What did you hook it up with?
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optical out of my audigy platinum pro :S was the weirdest thing, the sound came from my front right speaker and back left. ><
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What the ****. Thats the weirdest thing I've ever heard. It wasn't even like front left/right. Haha thats so random.
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I would say, just for better system responsiveness, that going with a sound card would do you better. other than that, I can't really answer your question
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