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It sucks you can't use the H6 with the STX.
post #12 of 20
you can get 5.1 pass thru with digital aswell and yes you are using the cards dac so you can connect your headphones up to it or you get the 5.1 on your receiver even positional audio.
There was one going for $38 on amazon the other day.
http://us.store.creative.com/Home-Th...B002651ZEM.htm

You can have a look at. Not mentioning its name coz someone got the otherday upset for whatever reason but if you can find one for cheap its a real steal
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
you can get 5.1 pass thru with digital aswell and yes you are using the cards dac so you can connect your headphones up to it or you get the 5.1 on your receiver even positional audio.
There was one going for $38 on amazon the other day.
http://us.store.creative.com/Home-Th...B002651ZEM.htm

You can have a look at. Not mentioning its name coz someone got the otherday upset for whatever reason but if you can find one for cheap its a real steal
He doesn't have a receiver, as far as I can see the device you linked does not ouput 5.1 via analog so it's of no use if he wants to connect up his Klipsch.
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post #14 of 20
Why not just use the HDMI out on the GTX 580 to carry the digital audio to a HDMI receiver? That's what I do with my 6870. I don't even have a sound card. Works great.

In my opinion sound cards are obsolete if you are going to be using a digital receiver.
    
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Why not just use the HDMI out on the GTX 580 to carry the digital audio to a HDMI receiver? That's what I do with my 6870. I don't even have a sound card. Works great.

In my opinion sound cards are obsolete if you are going to be using a digital receiver.
Please read the entire thread, he doesn't have a receiver.

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post #16 of 20
I like Denon receivers. You can get a 3D ready one with multiple HDMI out for not too bad a price.

Speakers you can spend a little or alot. Polk is a good starting point.

If you want the best sounding music, use two full size speakers as your front pair, or use them in a separate "zone" from your 5.1. Music sounds good on 5.1 but best on traditional loudspeakers.
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Please read the entire thread, he doesn't have a receiver.

Why don't you follow your own advice? He was asking about receivers in the OP... I simply suggested a type of receiver he should look into and mentioned how I use mine.

The receiver is much more versatile than just playing audio from the PC. It can also be a hub for other devices. I love my receiver. I run all sorts of things through it from my PS3 to MP3 players.
    
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He doesn't have a receiver, as far as I can see the device you linked does not ouput 5.1 via analog so it's of no use if he wants to connect up his Klipsch.
Um he's looking for a receiver. But going digital what's the use of the STX? That device I linked are just another option you can add when he gets the receiver by making use of his cards analog output plus his receivers Dac. So he can get everything in full surround thru to his receiver without the use of software and ffdshow to get it there in surround. Many people have walked into a wall by think its just hooking a receiver up and all your surround light on it will light up only to find the surround to horrible.
Op Yamaha RX-V371 Surround Receiver goes for around $200 its a very good receiver. You can have a look at it
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Um he's looking for a receiver. But going digital what's the use of the STX? That device I linked are just another option you can add when he gets the receiver by making use of his cards analog output plus his receivers Dac. So he can get everything in full surround thru to his receiver without the use of software and ffdshow to get it there in surround. Many people have walked into a wall by think its just hooking a receiver up and all your surround light on it will light up only to find the surround to horrible.
Op Yamaha RX-V371 Surround Receiver goes for around $200 its a very good receiver. You can have a look at it
I ended up getting the Yamaha RX-V571 and some 2 Energy CF30's and a CF70 for a center channel. Picked up a BIC F12, from what people are saying it's one of the best for the money. Thanks for the recommendations all. I should be able to bi-amp my L and R with that receiver and that's what I read Energy recommends.
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Yip that will be perfect. Enjoy it. Energy making cracking subs for that price
Edited by Spooony - 5/25/11 at 5:50pm
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