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Old 07-30-2006, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Soundcard for these speakers?

Planning on this for these speakers, but wanna stay under 100$ on sound card. Will this be sufficient or upgrade?

Logitech Z-5500

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz

Since its Audigy2 product, it can output Dolby Digital 5.1 stream to the speakers, so I guess I'm good to go.

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That will be fine, im using some logitech z230's with the onboard sound and it sounds great

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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5500's and an X-fi XtremeMusic here, basically the same setup as the one you suggested, I'm more than happy with the sound.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, If I were you. To get the most out of your speakers, Id get the X-fi Xtreme Music:
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Perfect the way it is. Don't get the X-Fi card, it is the same as the one you already have picked out.

EDIT: Actually, if you really feel like it, you can get the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum, which is arguably the best sound card on the market.
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