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What does it mean when a motherboard has many audio channels?


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#1 chopficaro

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 02:27 PM

on a newegg power seach for amd motherboards, u can choose between 6 and 10 channels! i only see one realtech ac 97 and sometimes one hd audio set on the side panel. what do they mean by channels?

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 03:31 PM

Surround sound speaker/audio categories.

5-channel employs/accomodates a 5-channel speaker system, etc.

But I believe all are backward compatible with simple 2-speaker systems.

http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/home-cinema-systems/lg-ht503th/

10.1 channel seems to be for those who think more is better, IMO...seem to be 5.1 channel with simulation thrown-in.

All you never wanted to know at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:17 PM

ty i got it

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:41 PM

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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