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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 06:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, guys. I need advice on how to set up a 4.0 audio system for my home theatre pc. I have two active speakers already hooked up through a usb DAC and I need to hook up two more active speakers with standard audio port. What is the best way to set this up in Windows 10?

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unfortunately you can't tell Windows to send front channels to one device (USB DAC) and rear channels to another device (whatever your rear channel will have to use).

On top of that 4.0 is problematic, most surround source material has a center channel (5.0, 5.1, 7.1, ect.), the center channel contains the majority of voice/mid range and must be remixed into the front left and right channels for a real 4.0, Windows can't do that either. Typically you'll either need a soundcard/onboard that specifically supports that or a surround capable DAC (receiver).


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