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Hey fellas just wondering why no one really seams to be using stereo recievers on there desktops? I was thinking of doing this.. Its not much more than buying a good set of computer speakers but I see so much more potential..

If you did do this would you need a 7.1 output soundcard and would the quality of a soundcard change what comes out of the reciever!??

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

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I use a "mini" reciever on my desktop. If your soundcard doesn't do 7.1, you aren't going to get 7.1 sound, but other then that it works great.

The quality of the soundcard will affect what comes out of the speakers. If you look in the soundcard under $50 topic, theres a link to a xi-fi for under $40. I would suggest picking one up if you have onboard sound.
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It's perfectly OK to do, and Crazy9000 was right on. Especially if you already have a receiver, you can get some decent bookshelf speakers or satellite set that are tons better than computer speakers for an excellent price. The X-Fi soundcard he was referring to is most likely the X-Fi XtremeMusic. It is now discontinued, and can be found for GREAT prices ($30-$50) on Ebay or other E-tailers. If you find one for $40 or less, it's a steal. If you want to go high end, the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude is also an X-Fi card that Auzentech took and improved a ton on what Creative made.
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Theres NO problem using a reciever or any other Amplifier with a PC soundcard, as long as theres inputs on it you can connect it!

Ive been using HiFi Equipment wired up to computers since 1988!!
The Commodore Amiga had Stereo output (LONG before any soundcards on the PC!) and was promptly wired up to my stereo the moment I set it up!
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i've been doing it this way since i started buyin mobo's w/optical outputs they work great.
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I just hooked up my 5.1 denon to my desktop, and it works flawlessly!
If you get an X-Fi card you can get the creative home theater cables to hook it up to any receiver.
    
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I use a small digital integrated amp to power a pair of bookshelf speakers. Hopefully the new tweak city audio gizmo will be released soon as I'm in for the introductory price on one!
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