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Old 08-22-2004, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for a decent sound card. Im getting a new yamaha reciever w. 6.1 and I want to plug directly into my computer via firewire or rca. What are some good cards that arent overpriced?
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sound blaster zs

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-162&depa=0

you can get an adapter for rca
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This is basically the reciever Im getting:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....1&type=product
**I dont need RCA, i just need to connect the two...what connection can i use besides the RCA? opticle??
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you can connect it to s/pdif.
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I'm using Creative Audigy 2 ZS (its internal) but very very nice sound quality, else others that are very much rcommended are:

Terratec Aureon Space 7.1, Terratec is quiet new, but very recommended. a true competitor for creative.
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i was really impressed when was listening to the terratec. imo, it sounds better then creative does.
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Here!!!

It's a "CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY 2 ZS GAMER LIMITED EDITION"

http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage....com&id=1001769

$104.00 Price
- $30.00 Rebate
$74.00 after mail-in rebate!
Rebate expires 09/13/2004. Downlaod Rebate PDF
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What do you need to hook that up to the reciever?
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This is basically the reciever Im getting:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....1&type=product
**I dont need RCA, i just need to connect the two...what connection can i use besides the RCA? opticle??
You can go optical if you do not want to go analog RCA.

To do this, you can either buy a cable that goes from a 1/8'' mini plug to a toslink (aka optical) cable. A cable similar to this one:
http://www.cablestogo.com/product.as...2001&sku=27017

Or, you can go with the Creative Audigy2 ZS Soundblaster PLATINUM. This comes with an I/O drive that goes alongside your CD ROM Drives. This I/O drive allows you to have input/output for: RCA, optical cables, microphone, headphone and firewire on top of having a seperate volume control. This platinum package is about 65 bucks more than the sound card alone. The platinum drive is pictured here:
http://images10.newegg.com/productim...102-163-07.JPG


All of your other questions can be answered here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0&pagenumber=1
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