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Old 09-16-2006, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i dont understand... it says 7.1 but i only see 4 plugin holes in the back. Im going to hook up 5.1 speakers to it btw. how will i hook that up if only has 4 ports
Also, i heard a review where a con was "No mic" does that mean i cannot use a mic when using this card? even though i can now with my onboard.


Another question for soundcard:
What is the next step down (or just cheaper solution) for Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 (70 bucks)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...ker+%2D+Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...peaker+%2D+OEM

If you will notice, on the back of the speakers, there are only three jacks, plus a plug-in for the power cord.

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it depends on your speakrs as well, they come with up-mix decorder to send sound in 7 channels, though you'll be using 4 connectors anyway,

1 = center X 1
2 = front X 2
3 = Middle X 2
4 = Rear X 2

its 7 all together , woofer takes the 0.1 part of 7.1

and for using MIC, i think it'll have external connector to stick in front audio ports, if not, then ZS is the answer for Audigy2 chipset. as i remember it came with 6/7 ports at the back.
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anyone heard anything about the DIAMOND XtremeSound XS71DDL

im torn between http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829111002
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http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102002
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all i have to say.. is you pay for what you get...

well unless your getting the x-fi fatality or something.. then your just dumb...
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well how loud do u actually have to bump a speaker before the sound gets scratchy? with onboard right now, its pretty high...
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