Some audio help

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  1. DrK_Mrk_iV

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    Right now I have my computer hooked up to some crappy jvc reciever and two crappy speakers. The quality isn't too good because the speakers arent good. I obviously have the cable that allows me to run from the computer to the receiver. I have an nforce2 chipset, and I heard that the integrated sound on this thing is pretty good. I am thinking about getting a receiver for about 200 bucks with 5.1 and dts sound, and run my sounds off that. Would that be a good idea? Would the quality of sound be pretty good? I dont really want to spend about 300 bucks on audio to make it sound like crap. Any tips or ideas would be grateful. :)
     
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    do you have optical out on your sound card?? if you do, the quality should be pretty good if you use that, and you will get all 5 channels with sub
     
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    I only have the standard 3 jacks on my sound card. The shit on my integrated sound is: Realtek ALC650E 6-channel full-duplex integrated sound... I don't have an optical or digital out on my sound card. Which ones do?
     
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    You will need a sound card with SPDI/F output to get the full advantages, and the 5.1.

    They range in price from $25 to $250.
     
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    Of course it would be better.
    I mean you state your using a "Crappy JVC Reciever".
    If your reciever is crappy, then the output from the receiver to the speakers will of course be crappy.
     
  6. 04

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    Unless you buy new speakers as well, the sound will actually be just about as bad.

    I suggest spending that 200 dollars on new speakers first, THEN buying a new receiver later on.

    There is no point in buying a new 5.1 receiver anyways when you only have 2 speakers. You wont get any surround sound, and your receiver will process the signal the same way the computer does: to two channel.
     
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    Oh I was going to get speakers with the new reciever... I thought that was implied-theres no way I would use these again.
     
  8. 04

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    I must have missed that or something.

    Anyways, be sure that you get at least 4 speakers (2 fronts and 2 surrounds) otherwise having a dolby digital receiver is kinda pointless. A subwoofer would help too, but your budget is like 300 dollars right?

    If your budget is only 300 dollars, I would really suggest getting the Klipsch 4.1 computer speaker set, it will probably sound better than buying a new receiver and some cheaper speakers.

    But its really up to you.
     

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