PC surround sound to conventional audio system?

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  1. tripod

    tripod New Member

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    Okay, so my PC has a bunch of 1/8" outputs on the back for its 5.1 surround output... is there any way I can convert this so that I could connect it to an optical digital in on a regular home theater audio system?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    get a sound card that has toslink output, duh.
     
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    Those 1/8" are likely to be an analog signal and optical is most definately digital. I don't think they will interface and give 5.1 after conversion.

    It may be possible, but there is little reason to do it.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Make sure the card doesn't already have an S/PDIF connector, which sometimes looks like an RCA video jack and sometimes looks like a headphone jack. If your stereo can't accept S/PDIF, you should be able to get an S/PDIF <=> TOSLink converter for cheap.
     
  5. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    what soundcard/motherboard are you using?
     
  6. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    You can get one of those USB -> digital audio setups ... Turtle Beach makes one I believe.
     

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