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I don't like headsets because my girlfriend likes to talk to me while im on the pc so i'd rather have the speakers working. Also for movies that we both watch, speakers are needed.

The reason I need dolby digital live is because that is what the system can output and decode. The problem with using the RCA to the system is that the inputs on the AIWA system are either optical or left/right RCA for stereo only, i.e. simulated surround. For true surround and for the subwoofer to work properly you need dolby live via a digital optical signal.

The reason I ask about the direct plugs into the motherboard are that the subwoofer has it's own powersource so the sound from the speakers would be the only issue. Actually, I would have to use the AIWA deck because the front right and lefts arent RCA, theyre standard speaker wires.

Edit: Theoretically I can run the stereo front left/right through the aiwa and then run the sub, center, rear left/right through the motherboard. Hmmmmmmmmm.
This is the part I don't understand. You have Optical out from the Mobo. You have optical in from AIWA. Why not just buy the Optical cable?
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This is the part I don't understand. You have Optical out from the Mobo. You have optical in from AIWA. Why not just buy the Optical cable?
The motherboard does not support a dolby digital live signal. I have it plugged in via optical however this is simulated surround and only supports 3 channels rendering my rear speakers and subwoofer useless.
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The motherboard does not support a dolby digital live signal. I have it plugged in via optical however this is simulated surround and only supports 3 channels rendering my rear speakers and subwoofer useless.
Then there's no way around it. Your AIWA only have RCA and Optical. If you want to connect each speaker directly to the MoBo, You have to have an Amp for each of them. Which will make your Aiwa useless. The Best option would be, buy a soundcard with live Dolby which you said worked coz your UD3R supports it.
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The motherboard does not support a dolby digital live signal. I have it plugged in via optical however this is simulated surround and only supports 3 channels rendering my rear speakers and subwoofer useless.
I still use 3.5mm to RCA
sound card out to RCA line in of a speaker system 3rd 1k watt 4 speaker system.

The cable i use has male/female 3.5 and 50' later rca to line in.

as mentioned before don't use sound card to speaker
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