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    Default threatre speakers on PC

    I was wondering, is it possible to hook up my surround sound speakers to the computer. What would I need to buy, and the cost?

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    Yes. Geussing that your theatre speakers have been made in the last 10 years, they should be able to hook up to the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum. Be sure to purchase the PLATINUM version because it has a port that youll need to hook the theatre speakers up. Im pretty sure of this. Good luck.

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    Default Re: threatre speakers on PC

    which sound blaster card do I want? There are the ZS Gamer, ZS. Would I want a platinum PRO or just a platinum card.

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    Anything that is "platinum" you choose what version you want with the features. But platinum is important because it has the external hookup.
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    Default Re: threatre speakers on PC

    You don't NEED that. A lot of sound cards today, including some onboard sound, has good enough output to set up a surround sound system.

    There's a couple ways in which you can hook up a surround sound system to a PC. The easiest two would be via Optical or Digital outputs. There's also some systems that support 3 x stereo leads (Front L/R, Rear L/R, Centre/Sub channels)... It all boils down to which speaker system you want to use, and what sound card you have.

    What inputs does your current speaker system have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutineer
    You don't NEED that. A lot of sound cards today, including some onboard sound, has good enough output to set up a surround sound system.
    I sorta agree with that. As true as that is.. I always tend to avoid onboard antyhing. First its unncessary clutter on the mobo.. Secondly.. its one less thing the northbridge/cpu has to control..

    Most any 5.1 capable card will get the job done.

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    Default Re: threatre speakers on PC

    i know this thread is a bit old but you an buy speaker systems that plug into the line out plug on your motherboard and have a built in decoder to make 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 surround systems. although i prefer the method that you are using, i have a 7.1 suround sound Hitachi system attached to my optical out...

    even though my mother board is capable of 7.1 as well
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