Bodging surrond sound? I have 2.1, buy a few extra 2 channel speakers?

By gamingguy27
Mar 24, 2008
  1. I have some Logitech Z-2300 speakers, and a 7.1 X-Fi Xtreme Music soundcard.

    Could I get a few extra speakers to make my pc into 5.1 surrond?

    I'm guessing I would need two extra sets of speakers, any advice?


  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    You cannot upgrade that into 5.1 since your
    built-in amplifier is designed to produce 2.1.

    even "if" you have extra audio outputs for speakers
    at the back of your subwoofer enclosure & add or tap
    another set of speakers to that,you still get the 2.1 Ch.

    if you want to add some more speakers,you also need
    to add another amplifier & hook that new sets of speakers
    to your new amplifier & plug it to another audio output from
    your sound card (rear/front).but that is only 4.1 Ch in equivalent.
  3. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168

    Sorry, I meant plugging extra speakers (with built in amps) into the other outputs on my soundcard (not my current 2.1 system).

    In theory it definatley should be possible...

  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Thats right turbo1
    The subwoofer controls the # of speakers to your sound card.
    So you need the complete package.
  5. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    That's absolutely correct!..

    actually,you can do that until you get the 8 channel (7.1).

    but you'll need as much amplifiers as your sound card outputs have. :)
  6. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    True, zipperman... :)
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