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Suggested Speaker Seat-up for HTPC?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by swin70, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. swin70

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    Hi,

    Can anyone suggest a fairly decent yet cheapish speaker setup directly from an HTPC?

    I know the best way to do this is to pipe digital out to and AV reciever but after spending most of my dosh on the PC components I cannot afford a decent amp yet. This will come but at a later date. For the time being I will have to make do with what is avalibale to me.

    I do have 5.1 channel and digital output capaibility on the PC itself.

    Many thanks.

    Chris
     
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    Adendum,

    What I mean by having 5.1 sound is that there are standard 3.5mm jack plugs for the tradiditonal Front/Left/Right, Rear/Left/Right, and Centre speakers directly from the PC's soundcard. Plus there is a SPDIF output. There is no analogue 5.1 sound out thoungh.

    Chris
     
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    Unbelievable. I was set to spend maybe £100-£150 on a high class PC sound system but had realistically set my Reciever/Speaker budget at around £700+ (the later of which I can't afford.

    I didn;t even consider you could get such a set up this cheap.

    Many thanks

    Chris

    PS. On the 5.1 analogue out, what I meant there was no seperate RCA 5.1 analogue output, which I know some older Amps accept as input. The individual 3.5mm jacks are indeed analogue stereo outputs.
     

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