I am having trouble connecting my sound card to my home theater system. My main priority is to play music files from my PC to my home theater system, but I also want to play doom 3 and Far Cry with the surround sound.
The sound blaster has the headphone/computer speaker outputs and the "Digital Out for 5.1 support (6-channel SPDIF output to Creative digital speakers)". I believed
that the 'digital output' is a digital coaxial output but it doesn't connect to my dig. coax cable.
What kind of connection is this "digital output"?
If this connection is not a digital coaxial cable output, is there an adapter that I can get? I have heard of adapters that allowed you to use analog cables, but I don't want to lose the EAX sound qaulity and the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
What connections are on this cable?
Is this cable an adapter for the "digital connection" in the back of the sound card to optical cable connection on the recieiver?
Should I go out and buy the platinum expansion to the sound blaster?
My computer and home theater specs are below:
I have a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Card:
^^^ This is the PCI slot sound card only. This is NOT the platinum edition that comes with angalog and optical cable inputs/outputs.
I also have this for a home theater System:
Kenwood Reciever with the following connections:
3 optical cable inputs (5.1)
2 digitial coaxial cable inputs (5.1)
8 RCA analog audio inputs
And for those who are curious:
Bose Center channel speaker
JBL 250W subwoofer
(2) 3 Way, 3 Driver Floor-Standing Sony Speakers
Kenwood Surround speakers
I also have the following cables:
- 12'' digital coaxial cable
- 25'' analog RCA cables
- 3'' optical cables
I would have to buy a longer optical cable which is no biggie since theyre only 4 + S/H.
If you're responding, please explain where you got your information and what kind of sound card set up that you have please.
All responses are greatly appreciated.