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Snowdog2112

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Hi, I'm new on here and a home cinema, and a 5.1 novice.
So I hope this isn't a stupid question.
I'm interested in buying the Logitec Z906, I have a Sound Blaster Audigy card in my Windows 11 PC. This card has, as I'm sure you know, 5.1 output via 3 3.5mm jack sockets. So what I would like to know is, if I connect the Z906 with 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack leads can I get 5.1 sound out of the system, or is this only possible using the optical inputs on the Z906?
I'm finding this 5.1/digital audio quite confusing!

Anyway, I hope you can understand my question and that its not too stupid.
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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You can get 5.1 if your Sound Blaster sound card can process 5.1, and the computer in front of it can deliver a 5.1 signal to it.

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Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

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Without looking it up, some of those “5.1” cards are really just matrixed two channel. So don’t assume it’s real 5.1 just because it has a six channel output.
 

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Without looking it up, some of those “5.1” cards are really just matrixed two channel. So don’t assume it’s real 5.1 just because it has a six channel output.
Thanks for that John, can you give me any tips on what to look for in a “real” 5.1 card, such as Dolby logo etc. Thanks
 

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