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5.1 speakers in 2 channel soundcard?

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Ivand    0

Hello guys, I was thinking of buying a nice 5.1 speaker set from Logitech and I have a few questions:

Can I connect the speakers to the standard output? The mini stereo jack?

If I can will I get 5.1 surround?

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mihir    0

you'll have to buy a 5.1 sound card

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KayMan2K    1
Can I connect the speakers to the standard output? The mini stereo jack?

Probably... the speaker system decoder (assuming you are buying a package and not just the actual speakers) may have a stereo input.

If I can will I get 5.1 surround?

No, of course not. 2 channels cannot deliver 5.1 channels. Your decoder box might have a ProLogic or similar decoder to translate 2 channel signals to 5.1 channels, but your PC will not be able to specify which sound go to what speakers (so dolby digital, dts, and 5.1 channel video games will not work as intended).

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Ivand    0

oh ok, just in case, I was watching at the Logitech x-530

Edit: I saw it got bad reviews at zdnet, I think I will be watching some others models this afternoon

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Ivand    0

and if I get a 2.1 speakers? Do I still need a new card?

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shihchiun    2

No, you won't need a new card if you get a set of 2.1 speakers.

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