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Bit rate = 44100 samples/s × 16 bit/sample × 2 channels = 1411.2 kbit/s (more than 10 MB per minute)
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I know SACD's are 5.1, so I want say normal CD's are technically only 2.1. I'll try and look it up.

Edit - ^ he beat me to it.
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They said it, but there are ways to get 5.1 music. I know Pink Floyd has some DVD music that is 5.1 sound. It is amazing.
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They said it, but there are ways to get 5.1 music. I know Pink Floyd has some DVD music that is 5.1 sound. It is amazing.
A few years ago I bought a SACD player JUST so I could listen to Dark Side of the Moon in 5.1 surround sound. DSOTM is the only SACD I own too.

It was incredible.
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They said it, but there are ways to get 5.1 music. I know Pink Floyd has some DVD music that is 5.1 sound. It is amazing.
pulse(the name), I got it for my birthday last year and put it into the home theater, oh my monotheistic deity!
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- DSOTM was what I was listening to when this occured to me

Dammit - I told myself no more buying stuff for a week
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u can enable 5.1 stero surround with that card through options....(creative audio console)
    
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u can enable 5.1 stero surround with that card through options....(creative audio console)
Yah - but it isn't encoded in 5.1 and that's what I was going for
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