Connecting HI-FI system to sound card with 4.1 - 6.1

By TheSting
Jun 11, 2003
  1. Wondering I can still make full use of the surround sound, if the hi-fi/entertainment system also has satellite speakers etc?

    Any considerations or things I'll have to take note of?
  2. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Yes, you can actually make full use of sound card by connecting it to a hifi system as long as the sound card can amplify sufficiently.

    It shouldn't be tedious, all you need to do is just to plug the line outpit of the soundcard to the stereo AUX or TAPE input found at the back of the HiFi. You will need a speaker jack with a RCA Adapter. Or this one

    Hope this helps!
  3. TheSting

    TheSting TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey Thanx!.. that's a cool piece of equipment..

    one thing though...

    "Because of the digital to analog conversion you are not able to get the 5.1 discrete channels from DVD’s"

    I do play some games sometimes, anyway to get those full surround sounds?.. i Heard i could get those sound cards with a optical line out, and make sure my hi-fi has an optical line in....
  4. bretty

    bretty TS Rookie Posts: 92

    You only need to enable the digital output option within the sound card drivers.
    Thats all, then your HI-FI will do all the mixing. The sound card will only act as a pass-through device, which is what you want.
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