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How do I connect up my old 5.1 system?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Combat squirrel, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,480

    Hi all, I have an old analogue 5.1 sound system from my computer (Videologic ZXR-550) and wish to hook it up to my xbox 360 to have surround in games and also in DVD's, of course the xbox only seems to have a optical out for surround sound --- best and cheapest way of making it work ? need ideas, some sort of amp or is there a gadget that just does it and does that only thus making it cheaper?
     
  2. Capt Doufos

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,635

    Location: Nr Colchester, Essex

    The output from the Xbox will no doubt be PCM or somesort of raw dolby digital signal, so in order to convert it to anoluge you will need a box of tricks (if such a thing exists).

    Are the speakers standard connectors? If so it might be easier to get a new amp.
     
  3. Shakey_Jake33

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 263

    All current games consoles output in Dolby Digital, so you'll need a decoder somewhere along the line.