Discussion in 'Sound City' started by ichabod crane, 16 May 2006.
How would i go about connecting a 5.1 hifi speaker set to my pc?? thanks
List your speakers, amplifier and PC soundcard
speakers mission cubes, sound card is currently 5.1 onboard... but im lookin at gettin an X-fi havent got an amp though do i need one??
Yes you'll need an amp, I don't think the mission cubes have an amplifier built into them.
Once you get an amp you have the choice of either connecting it up using 3 3,5mm to RCA cables in analogue or using a digital cable. Bearing this in mind you wouldn't get surround sound in games or music if you had the X-fi using the digital cable method. You could get this by buying an HDA card instead of the X-fi, but it's really up to you.
no they dont have an amp only the base is amplified, so the cable will go from 3 x 3.5 to 6 x RCA right? i want surround really what is a HDA card please? and the amp will be just a seprate from a system i think i have one lying around somewhere
Exactly, 3 x 3.5mm to 6 x RCA.
The HDA cards are shown here:
They are excellent by all accounts and should definitely be considered by someone in your situation.
thanks alot i will try and find a cable that will doit, test it on my current sound card... and look into that HDA card reviews are good for it
You probably won't find a cable which is all joined together, rather you'll have to buy 3 of the 3.5mm to 2xRCA cables. Not too much hassle though. I'd definitely see how it sounds at the moment with your current sound card.
yeh i thought that when i had a google on it can get 3.5 to 2x RCA easy
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