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how to get 7.1 from my audigy 2 zs

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how do i get 7.1 sound from my audigy 2 with only 3 outputs. I know that you have to attach the 6th and 7th channel to the front and rear outputs but is it really 7.1 channels because i didnt think you could get more than 2 sterio channels out of a 3.5mm phono socket.

also how do i do this, any special adapters needed?
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You use the mic port as well, so when 7.1 is enabled you loose the mic
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