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Avondale
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5.1 speakers

okay, my old speakers blew, and i just bought a really expensive new set of speakers.

i got the klipsch 5.1 surround sound ones.

i don't have a 5 channel sound card, so only the two front speakers are playing. the two rear speakers, and the center speaker don't play at all.

the subwoofer connects to the computer for with three different cords - however, since mine is not a 5.1 sound card, i can only connect it with one cord.
all of the 5 speakers are connected to the subwoofer just fine.

anyway, my question is this: until i can buy a new 5 channel sound card, is there any way i can rig it so that the new speakers will all use the same one channel, so that i can have all 5 speakers playing at once, rather than just have the two front speakers playing?

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go to best buy, and spend some money, punk.

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i did jackass, i just dropped $400 on these speakers.

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...d=1091101682270

would this one be a good one to buy?

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Get an Audigy 2 ZS, platinum if you have a free drive bay in front (it has eq controls and front in/out ports). Per SLH.

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Advice:

Get a really cheap 5.1 sound card until you can afford a good one.

Next time, don't spend $400 on speakers that you can't use. Instead, budget for the whole system.

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Smug, i didn't realize it would be incompatible. the guy at best buy told me (because i DID ask) that at the very least, all 5 speakers would run on the same channel, and use the same audio.

what are the benefits of a really good sound card over a cheap one?

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See that button over there?
It says "Speaker channel."
Turn up your volume all the way
Then push that button.
Hope this helps.

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I got this for Christmas 2 years ago.
It was like 50 bucks when Wal Mart has that screaming before christmas sale thing.
It just connects to my speaker hole thinggie.
It also connects to my DVD player.
And also to my television.
It blows me away and shit.

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I had the GMX5.1 Klipsch speakers but when they were hooked up via nForce SoundStorm DIGITAL it would make a screeching sound if nothing was playing this was a hardware defect and they wouldn't exchange. Yet if hooked up in analog it wouldn't screech.

So I sold them on ebay and got a set of Klipsch 4.1 THX which hook up via analog. The reason I did this was the GMX line of speakers sub had no bass but the THX have more then I want so I was able to dial it down to my liking.

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well i bought a $50 creative 5.1 surround sound external USB sound card, so i got the full system working pretty nicely now. thanks for the help fellas

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..why ..what ..why does a system like that need a sound card?

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I hear the klipsch are pretty rockin systems - how does it sound with the new card?

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quote:
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well i bought a $50 creative 5.1 surround sound external USB sound card, so i got the full system working pretty nicely now. thanks for the help fellas


You really should have got the Audigy 2(breakout box really isn't needed although it's handy). The bare card would have been ~$60 and the output is much cleaner than the USB card.

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quote:
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the guy at best buy told me...


Let this be a lesson.

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I hear the klipsch are pretty rockin systems - how does it sound with the new card?


FUCKING INCREDIBLE

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You really should have got the Audigy 2(breakout box really isn't needed although it's handy). The bare card would have been ~$60 and the output is much cleaner than the USB card.


doh. ah well. i know for next time now, i guess.

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I am a personal fan of the SoundStorm on the nForce2 chipsets w/ real time dolby digital encoding. But with the new pc I have some Intel HD Audio which is probly garbage.

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