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Hey guys,

I'm quite new to this. I have a Yamaha R-S300 reciever with a pair of Jamo S 426 tower speakers. I would like to use my PC as source. I have a USB soundblaster soundcard and I was wondering what's the best way to hook my PC up to my reciever? Thanks!

Soundcard: http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-Surround-5.1/M/B0044DEDCA.htm

Reciever: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/stereo-receivers/r-s300/
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post #2 of 5
Just use teh left and right audio out since you don't have an optical input on the reciever.
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Will this give me the best performance? Is it worth looking into a better soundcard? any additional equipment?
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No need to upgrade anything. You'll be good with that.
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Great, thanks!
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