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Phono cable - does the cable I need exist?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by hogfather, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. hogfather

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    Afternoon gents,

    I want to have surround sound for when I watch movies on my PS2. But my surround sound speakers (videologic zxr 550s) don't have the digital / spdif / whatever output for it, so instead I'm going to use the phono cable from the SCART socket to make "fake" surround - the same sound out of all 5 speakers.

    Can this be done?


    Basically the speakers are phono only (via the sub) so it has to be a 1 x phono (red + white) to 3 x phono (red + white for front, rear and sub / centre) splitter type cable.


    Does this exist? I can't find one anywhere!
     
  2. darreny

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    never seen 1 before and tbh i dont think you'd be impressed with the results after you had paid for the cable
     
  3. glitch

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    TBH you won't even notice the benefits. If you've got 'surround sound' with the same thing coming out of all speakers it will just sound a bit louder than using a pair and might even interfere with the signal from the rest of the set.

    Don't waste your money would be my answer. You might think differently however.
     
  4. hogfather

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    I guess I could just hook up the front 2 instead :)


    Thanks for the advice lads!
     
  5. derbyjake

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    can you not do as you say and is there an option on your speakers to emulate surrond sound as it were ? ie 2.1 mode