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Xonar Essence STX, 2 Amps, 4.0 setup ?

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I've ordered a Essence STC pci-e card, and i currently have 2 amps, and 4 speakers, is it possible to have a 4.0 setup going powering the front amp and the rear amp from the Essence STX ?
or is it only capable of running 2x RCA, 2.0 Setup ?

These are old amps and only have RCA (red\white) inputs.
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Not possible to run 4.0 on the STX without a receiver.

In analog it only does 2.0. Only with the digital out it does 5.1. Now if only it had full surround analog outputs then it could be done.

Now you can still do "4.0," but both rear and fronts will have the same audio channel.
    
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For music just stick to 2.0/2.1 else look for a DD/DTS capable AVR at the very least and send digital audio out of PC?
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Ah alright thanks guys, yeah i will stick to 2.0 i guess, one of the receivers does support 4 speakers on its own, but im using 2 now from onboard for 4.0.

But 2.0 will probably sound much better with the soundcard in the system.
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