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Just use analog all around. I have Z-5500's and an X-fi xtreme gamer and i just use analog. It's not like you are going to notice that big of a change in audio quality from digital to analog either way around unless you are trained to hear those slight changes in sounds.
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I just recently noticed two different, for lack of a better word, versions of the Z-5500's. Below is a picture of each. If anyone has some extra information on this I would be greatly interested. I am probably going overboard, but I'm just trying to clearify this. I have noticed both of these 'versions' available for purchase at several websites, so I'm wondering if I should opt for either/or.

My guess is that the first is just a little overhaul on the rear of the subwoofer including replacing the wire with RCA cables. Your thoughts?




The bottom picture is of the ones i have....get those especially if you need to make the speaker cords longer ever...won't require cutting and soldering or crimping wire...

dang, i shudda edited my first post instead of double posting, sorry
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Just use analog all around. I have Z-5500's and an X-fi xtreme gamer and i just use analog. It's not like you are going to notice that big of a change in audio quality from digital to analog either way around unless you are trained to hear those slight changes in sounds.
Technically, all sound is analogue anyway. It's not like speakers can be powered digitally. I use analogue sound pretty much exclusively. Mostly because I'm too cheap to buy a new amp that actually has digital sound and all my amps are from the 80's
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post #34 of 58
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Technically, all sound is analogue anyway. It's not like speakers can be powered digitally. I use analogue sound pretty much exclusively. Mostly because I'm too cheap to buy a new amp that actually has digital sound and all my amps are from the 80's
technically you're only half right....

The music on a computer is stored digitally, Take CD's DVD's, mp3's and so on. They are all digital media, so you need a DAC or digital to analogue converter somewhere in the line before you can drive speakers because speakers are analogue. Now there are digital amps, that amplify the digital signal then convert it to analogue, but most amps are analogue which means the conversion to analogue needs to occur before the amp.

The question here is not if sound is analogue or not, but where the best place to have the conversion occur would be. There are 2 choices:

the sound card itself
or
the z-5500's

Some people can hear the difference, others can't. I have not used the digital input to my 5500's yet, but I have a better sound card so what I could hear would skew the results and be different from what you would experience. Also because our ears are different all i could give is my opinion.

regardless, I suggest you try both and choose which you like better.
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Well I know that sound formats out of your computer are digital but what I meant was, the speaker doesn't know the difference between digital and analogue because it's just getting an electrical signal for power. I know you already know this, but yeah....
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well... actually the speakers require an analogue signal...
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well... actually the speakers require an analogue signal...
Yeah I know, but apparently I don't know how to speak the vernacular today.
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I don't mean to interupt, but any responses to the $220 price in that link I posted?
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I don't mean to interupt, but any responses to the $220 price in that link I posted?
Response. I got mine off Dell. They are brand new unless stated otherwise. And, yes, they come with everything. No worries
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the z5500 are great speakers and i have a set myself and in digital they dont work good with games but anolog does
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