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Speakers For PC Soundcard?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by gatster, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. gatster

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    I have a sony pascal surround speaker package that until recently I was using as my main set-up. Now I've upgraded my main system I wish to use these to get Dolby Digital surround from my PC - I have a PC soundcard that has 5.1 outputs but am told that I need powered speakers. Obviously the Sub is powered and I could run the four surround speakers from that, but I presume that this wouldn't give any surround decoding?

    What I need to know is if any of this is possible, or what to buy to make it happen...
     
  2. severnsource

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    You need a 5 channel power amp to drive your front and rear speakers. The powered sub only has one amplifier in it for the sub itself.

    Decoding would be done by the PC, assuming that you have the right software, and if the sound card was sold as 5.1 capable it should have been supplied with suitable software.

    Richer sounds seem to be a source of reasonably cheap amps.

    Bill
     

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