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Please help me to buy a soundcard for my 2.1 and 5.1 systems

post #1 of 5
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I use the Audiophile 192 for my studio monitors and Audigy 2 for my 2.1 Logitech speakers and the integrated motherboard soundcard for the 5.1 system that is powerd by a Yamaha receiver.

I will upgrade both soon.

I will replace the Audiophile 192 with the RME HDSPe AIO but i have no idea what to buy for the Audigy 2 replacement.

Here are some soundcards

Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional (It says it's for gaming but it has all the connections that i need but i need it for music and not gaming)

Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium hd (Doesnt have an optical, neither i can see a coaxial i guess it's noting for me?)

HT Omega Claro Halo (People seem to prais thisone)

More recommendations are very welcomed, thanks.
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post #2 of 5
If you're using optical out, just stick with whatever you're using now.
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post #3 of 5
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Optical is just for the 5.1 system, but for the 2.1 speakers i use the standard PC speaker connection, have no idea how it's called. I don't want to use the integrated soundcard of the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard and the i don't want the old Audigy 2 anymore, i want something new
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post #4 of 5
For 2.1 speakers, are you currently using the 3.5mm jack?

I would suggest picking up an Asus Essence ST from newegg on an open box deal like I did.

It can be had for about $125.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ah im stupid, i don't even need anything else then the RME HDSPe AIO, it has the connection for both, my speakers and studio monitors and even optical out. It would be a waste of money buying a soundcard like X-Fi, Essence ST... alongside RME which is far better then any of this.

Anyway, thanks for the help
Edited by skyform - 4/3/11 at 5:05am
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4x Samsung Spoinpoint F3 1TB Sony Optiarc AD-7261S White CPU: Thermalright MUX-120 Black with 2x NB Blac... Case: 6x NB BlackSilentPro PL1 900rpm 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
4x Samsung Spoinpoint F3 1TB Sony Optiarc AD-7261S White CPU: Thermalright MUX-120 Black with 2x NB Blac... Case: 6x NB BlackSilentPro PL1 900rpm 
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