computer surround sound

  mobileman1953 17:05 09 Dec 06
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at present i have a 5.1 surround sound speaker system connected to a 5.1 sound card, i have just ordered a new computer with a 7.1 sound card,my question is can i still use my 5.1 speakers with a 7.1 card?, any advice wellcome

  gudgulf 17:48 09 Dec 06

Yes you can........I have an X-Fi 7.1 sound card with 5.1 speakers.

You just match up the colours on the speaker connectors to the card and then in the software for your sound card select a 5.1 setup (or stereo or 4.1...whatever you have) to correctly distribute the sound.

  mobileman1953 17:55 09 Dec 06

thanks very much gudgulf

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