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Hi everyone,
Recently my soundcard died which was the Audigy 2 zs (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178) I never had any complaints with it. I used to use it with my speakers Creative Inspire P7800 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116153).

I am now looking to buy a new soundcard to use these speakers with, the problem is that these speakers have 3 connectors(Orange, green, black) and I noticed most new soundcards have 4 connectors in the back for the front/rear/side/subwoofer or something like that.

I am using my onboard sound right now and I have that problem that with 3 connectors I have one on my mobo that is not plugged in, therefore 2 speakers are not working. Is there a way to plug them all in? Or how does that work? I would really appreciate any suggestions or help. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 8
I was going to suggest what I am using a x-fi xtreme music which I had purchased for 35 and 45 last year from amazon and another e-tailer but it seems the price has gone up.
here is a simple google search
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Isn't that card pretty old? Or is that the only option I have? to buy an old sound card? :S
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Xonar DS and not a single card higher for your speakers.
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With the Xonar DS will I be able to use 7.1? (all of my speakers) because the Xonar DS has 4 connectors, that is my question. The green one (front), black (Side), orange, grey(rear) and my speaker does not have the grey connect it just has 3 like I said before :S
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It should work
Edited by Simca - 3/28/11 at 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by nachomaster View Post
Hi everyone,
Recently my soundcard died which was the Audigy 2 zs (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178) I never had any complaints with it. I used to use it with my speakers Creative Inspire P7800 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116153).

I am now looking to buy a new soundcard to use these speakers with, the problem is that these speakers have 3 connectors(Orange, green, black) and I noticed most new soundcards have 4 connectors in the back for the front/rear/side/subwoofer or something like that.

I am using my onboard sound right now and I have that problem that with 3 connectors I have one on my mobo that is not plugged in, therefore 2 speakers are not working. Is there a way to plug them all in? Or how does that work? I would really appreciate any suggestions or help. Thanks in advance.
From looking at the quickstart document for your speakers that they do indeed have 4 cables that connect to the sound card. (part 15)
http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/M...art%20back.pdf

If you don't plan on replacing your speakers anytime soon, a lowend high quality sound card will suffice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-020-_-Product

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132013

or

Any of the equivalently priced sound cards from creative will work fine.
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HOWEVER. If one day you decide to upgrade your motherboard to an x58 socket (i7) or better.

You might find that the onboard Realtek ALC889 (or better) will make your sound card worthless...(for those speakers)
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