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Sound Cards And Speakers


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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:55 PM

if you buy a 7.1 channel sound card do you speakers have to 7.1 too? or can be it be any

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:37 PM

Well,

even tho' you didn't quite finish your question,

the answer is:

Yes, pretty much any PC speakers will work.

You will want to go into audio properties and set the sound card to the set of speakers you have - 7.1, 5.1. stereo, etc.


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:49 PM

how Dolby surround sound works (to my best knowledge)
the ratings go something like this
1.1=mono
2.1=stereo
3.1=mono front w/ stereo rear or stereo w/ sub
4.1=stereo front and rear
and so on

7.1 last I checked was the top of the line 7.1 speakers will work with all other types of surround systems or cards and 7.1 cards or surround systems work with all other types of speakers

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:54 PM

Hey, BS -

the ".1" in the surround sound description means that there is a SubWoofer and it has a SubWoofer connection, I believe.


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!





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