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I was wondering if anyone knew if this setup will work. I would like to avoid purchasing a sound card if possible, my plan is to run usb from my pc to the E7/E9 combo and run 3.5mm/RCA from the E9's pre-out to my receivers zone 2 powering my bookshelf speakers, while also allowing me to adjust the volume through the E9. Would I also be able to use the subwoofer out from the onboard sound card, or would this be a bad idea?

If this setup doesn't work, would it be better to just purchase a sound card?

FYI, I don't have the bookshelf speakers or the E7/E9 but I plan on purchasing them soon

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Heres an image of the backside of my receiver.



And this is an image of the backside of the fiio E9/E7.
post #2 of 4
Everything but the subwoofer thing would work. I wouldn't recommend doing that depending on what receiver you may have. Which one do you have exactly?

Also the subwoofer out through the sound card won't work because the output is being directed through USB. It would be better placing the subwoofer directly to the sub out on receiver.
    
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You're right, I just realized that. I have the onkyo tx-sr876 http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?cl...ver&m=TX-SR876.

I guess i'm gonna have to go with a sound card then, since my receiver is primarily connected to my fronts/center/subwoofer for my tv.
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Well if your motherboard has digital out then you can send the signal to the receiver. The receiver will outdo every consumer grade sound card out.

That would be a better way to do it.
    
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