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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 07:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
this is exactly what I've been looking for to upgrade from my schiit stack & logi 2.1 that replaced a jank home rigged system of this, and that and "Does this work connected to a PC?" stuff.
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I'm a big believer in PC surround sound and have been for a good 20 years.

It doesn't work in every environment, but I'm fortunate to have a home office all to myself and a decent 7.1 system:

Kef Q100 L/R and a Kef Q200C in the middle. (on my desk, on stands)

Side and rear surround speakers are JBL Arena B15s (wall mounted)

Sub is a 12" sealed M&K unit that goes down to at least 28Hz

Receiver is an Integra DTS 40.2 (1080P)

I use an Asus Xonar U7 Mk2 for the headphone amp, volume and as a source switcher (between Headphones and HDMI)

I run an Amazon Echo and my CD changer and the sound from my work PC into a Rolls analog mixer and run the mixed sound to the line in on the Xonar U7 Mk2

It's a very flexible system that lets me access multiple sources without having to switch inputs. Of course, I can run my CD player through the digital input for more critical listening and the Echo makes a great bluetooth bridge for playing podcasts off my phone through the system.

The main issue is that I often play games early in the morning when people are asleep so I end up using headphones. At other times, I play with people on discord and use headphones so my kids don't hear the salty language.

But when I do crank it up, it's pretty glorious...

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I'm a big believer in PC surround sound and have been for a good 20 years.

It doesn't work in every environment, but I'm fortunate to have a home office all to myself and a decent 7.1 system:

Kef Q100 L/R and a Kef Q200C in the middle. (on my desk, on stands)

Side and rear surround speakers are JBL Arena B15s (wall mounted)

Sub is a 12" sealed M&K unit that goes down to at least 28Hz

Receiver is an Integra DTS 40.2 (1080P)

I use an Asus Xonar U7 Mk2 for the headphone amp, volume and as a source switcher (between Headphones and HDMI)

I run an Amazon Echo and my CD changer and the sound from my work PC into a Rolls analog mixer and run the mixed sound to the line in on the Xonar U7 Mk2

It's a very flexible system that lets me access multiple sources without having to switch inputs. Of course, I can run my CD player through the digital input for more critical listening and the Echo makes a great bluetooth bridge for playing podcasts off my phone through the system.

The main issue is that I often play games early in the morning when people are asleep so I end up using headphones. At other times, I play with people on discord and use headphones so my kids don't hear the salty language.

But when I do crank it up, it's pretty glorious...
Sounds like a really cool setup. I used to run something similar but had to downsize after a divorce. When I get back to having a dedicated home office, I will build a new Dolby Atmos system for the living room and move my current Denon AVR to my PC.

The hardest part about living with people is having to resist the urge to crank it up

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I just picked up a set of S350DB Edififers I got just got some wooden 9" stands they are awesome speakers they don't necessary blow away my old Z906 Logitech 5.1 set but everything sound more full and good. Have a AE-5 creative card I took a risk on and it's a great match for my Uber PC setup.
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I'm using a Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System for this PC. It sounds good to me.
I suffer from hearing loss due to working on military jets on flight lines.
It's way too loud behind/beside a B-1 Bomber testing out it's four GE Turbofan engines. Hearing protection (back then) just didn't do a good enough job of protecting you.
Even though I'm almost deaf, I can still tell the difference between crap and good sound systems.

I also have four Klipsch Bookshelf speakers, a Klipsch Sub, and an Onkyo receiver for my other PC.
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I'm using a Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System for this PC. It sounds good to me.
I suffer from hearing loss due to working on military jets on flight lines.
It's way too loud behind/beside a B-1 Bomber testing out it's four GE Turbofan engines. Hearing protection (back then) just didn't do a good enough job of protecting you.
Even though I'm almost deaf, I can still tell the difference between crap and good sound systems.

I also have four Klipsch Bookshelf speakers, a Klipsch Sub, and an Onkyo receiver for my other PC.
Great setup(s)!

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