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Hey just wanted to see if anyone could recomend a good sound card.I own a logitech z 55000 set up and the rest is in my sig. I wanted to be able to get 5.1 surround sound out of the optical output is there a sound card that would do this for me?
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heard alotta good stuff about the asus xonar - does your mobo not have optical out?
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post #3 of 10
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heard alotta good stuff about the asus xonar - does your mobo not have optical out?
My mobo does have optical out but for some reason i can't get surround sound to work on it. When i go into the cotrol pannel>sound to set it up i can select the digital out as the device but there is no way to get it set up for surround sound. There is a speakers device listed but it does not recognize the logitech as speakers so the surround sound set up on that does nothing for me.
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaiger View Post
My mobo does have optical out but for some reason i can't get surround sound to work on it. When i go into the cotrol pannel>sound to set it up i can select the digital out as the device but there is no way to get it set up for surround sound. There is a speakers device listed but it does not recognize the logitech as speakers so the surround sound set up on that does nothing for me.

there are usually 2 types of digital outputs; digital & digital(optical)

there is suppose to be those 2 options.
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post #5 of 10
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I can only see the digita one that gives me stereo so i just assumed my on board sound card was the issue
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post #6 of 10
The Xonar DX has a digital optical out and it's the best card for your speakers. I wouldn't recommend paying anymore for for a card and those speakers.
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post #7 of 10
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The Xonar DX has a digital optical out and it's the best card for your speakers. I wouldn't recommend paying anymore for for a card and those speakers.
Thanks ill look into that, i know the speakers are not audiophile standards or anything which is okay because im not crazy on the audio part of things. It just drove me nuts to have a good surround sound set-up and no surround sound.
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post #8 of 10
~Jumps on Zaiger to protect him from possible outlash from Audiophiles that will rage against him for saying the Z5500s are a "good surround set up".~

lol, I know what you mean though. You can do all the research you want, but that's the best card for you. You'll no doubt come back to it and select it. I just thought I'd save you the time.
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5.1 in gaming requires analog input (Use 6ch direct)
optical, coax works only for movies and music
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