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Which 5.1 sound card?


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#1 of 5 john.michael

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Posted May 25 2005 - 08:52 AM

I am thinking about using my PC as a temporary sound processor for my HT. Can someone point me some of the best 5.1 or 7.1 PC sound cards?

Thanks
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#2 of 5 Ed Moxley

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Posted May 25 2005 - 10:11 AM

The Audigy series from Sound Blaster, has several different cards in different price renges, that do 5.1 and up to 7.1 surround.

I have the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum. It costs about $200 at Best Buy. Probably find it cheaper online. It handles up to 7.1, and sounds great. I think they have a 5.1 card at Wal Mart in the $50-$60 range.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up getting, and how you like it.
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#3 of 5 Scott L

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Posted May 25 2005 - 12:44 PM

Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 or M-Audio Revolution 7.1

#4 of 5 Ian-Fl

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Posted May 26 2005 - 11:11 AM

Chaintech av-710 comes highly recommended.
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#5 of 5 Christo Ramo

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Posted May 30 2005 - 06:51 AM

I'm a big fan of the chaintech - it rocks and it has a great price.