Better way to pipe audio from my pc to my home theater?

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  1. DeeVoc

    DeeVoc Heh.

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    Right now I just have a 3mm to rca adapter converting it for my denon 1804, but I'm not too thrilled with it. Ideally I'd like a sound card with an optical or coaxil output, but I haven't been able to find anything online really. Just curious as what other people are doing. Thanks
     
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    Another Vote for the Chaintech card Jazz reccomended.

    I only use the analog output (it's for use in my 2nd rig), but IMO it is a fantastic card, especially for the money.
     
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    I have 2 digital outs from my computer mobo but i still use just stereo outs because i only have 2 speakers. Stereo isn't bad
     
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    Agh, getting ready to buy this from newegg but I'm scurred to go to the site. I don't think I've ever only bought one thing from them :o

    "Oh look a hard drive for cheap, ohh and cheap ram, and that wireless keyboard is on sale"
     
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    Ive spent over 3000 dollars at newegg and havent had a single issue with them. I've placed over 20 orders too :o

    I realize that is in no way conclusive about how good a company is (just anecdotal evidence :hs: ) but I think you'll hear the same from most OT'ers you ask about newegg. :)
     
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    Yeah, I've bought plenty from them, I was just saying I always end up impulse buying when I get something. I managed to get the last card in stock though :big grin:
     
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    :o

    Ooops I misread your response. I thought you said you were afraid from buying from them :doh:
     
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    Just got it this morning in my office. Damn is that one pidly ass optical cable, my tower is too far from my reciever to reach so I might have to call up partsexpress.com :hs:
     
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    The Dayton brand optical cables look really nice IMO, and they are well constructed for the price. I got the 6 foot version for my parents and it works great.
     
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    Yeah, but shipping on just the wire is absurd. Think I'll just suck it up and go to tweeter and try to find something generic. I do like the dayton stuff though, I'm running most of their stuff on my current home theater setup
     
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    NICE!!!, just got it set up. Forgot to uninstall my motherboards built in sound card before hand so that was a bit of a speed bump but it's up and running now. Sounds fucking amazing though my Denon-1804 on 5 channel wharfedale pacific evo speakers :bigthumb:
     
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    That's funny, I was going to recommend the Chaintech as well. I have one, and my only qualm with it (which must have to do with drivers) is when using cpu intensive applications I get crackling in the sound output when I'm playing music. If anyone has any idea how to fix this, I'd love to get rid of the problem.
     

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