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#1 pianosan

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

Hello~ I have a selfbuilt desktop w/ Win 7 OS w/ AMD 6300 6core processor on a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 MB w/ 8GB ram. The MB has a Realtek HD Audio w/ multiple DAC's & built-in 5.1 & 7.1 capabilites (outs in rear). There is also a S/PDIF out for transmitting the S/PDIF DA signals.

 

My question is this. I purchased a Polk Audio RM6750 5.1 Audio Sys.(analog) and wish to connect it to my computer. Do I need a DAC  converter or an ADC converter or just come out of the S/PDIF jack to a converter??? I'm confused and fear I may not be able to use my nice new Polk system.

 

Any help will be muchly appreciated. Thanks, San French


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

Have you looked at The Guide ?

 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

It's an active sub with passive satellites, so the speakers have no built in amplification.  You will need a home cinema amp or receiver to drive them.  This is an example of a home cinema receiver on Amazon.  Once you have this, you can connect the digital output from your computer to the SPDIF input on the receiver.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

Have you looked at The Guide ?

 

Louis

Yes Louis, I have...and it looks like I'm going to have to get what jonuk76 has suggested ~ a receiver! Thanks so much to you Louis and you jonuk76 for the feedback. A receiver it is! :-).



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

It's an active sub with passive satellites, so the speakers have no built in amplification.  You will need a home cinema amp or receiver to drive them.  This is an example of a home cinema receiver on Amazon.  Once you have this, you can connect the digital output from your computer to the SPDIF input on the receiver.

Thanks jonuk76...just trying to avoid the expense of a receiver...but you are correct and I suspected this all along. Tally Ho!



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

Addendum to my above post: I ended up getting a Denon AVRE200 5.1 home theater amp to solve my problem. Sweet, clean and wonderful 5.1 sound is the result. Thanks again fellas.



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

Nice :)  Looks like a lot of amp for the money and I think Denon stuff is built to last.


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