Audigy 2 ZS and...

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  1. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    ... and ALTEC LANSING 251 ( 5.1 speakers system), will they work together ? I mean, will these speakers receive DTS / THX / AC3 signal from the Audigy 2 ZS ? Or will they only be able to handle Dolby Prologic and Dolby Prologic II ?
    Last question, where the speakers wire will fit in, or where could they be plugged in ? Only in one place or not ?

    Thank you all in advance ! ;)
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am sure they will...
     
  3. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thank you EP, could you be more precise ? I plan to buy these speakers, but I'm afraid I won't be able to plug them in the Spdif plug, or no sound will come out of them...
    Put another way, do we really need a more expensive set of speakers to benefit from DD/AC3/THX ? Are there really special wires in this respect, analog versus digital ?

    Thank you EP and any other one for you explanations ! ;)
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    Well here is my setup, unfortunatly I tired of computer speakers a long time ago. But I guess my last post was pretty damn vague - its cos I was too tired to do this! :)

    Your Audigy 2 (ZS) has 4 outputs. 1 digital, which can send out the dts signal, dolby etc. if you need it, or even want it. The other 3 analog channels cope very nicely.

    http://dmzweb4.europe.creative.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=798,E=0000000000026253817,K=9816,Sxi=0,Case=obj(16379),Kb=Creative

    Check that out to see if it has the needed bits.

    I actually have all my outputs going into a reciever and it is dealt with there, but as long as the soundblaster software knows that you want 5.1 for example then there should be no issues as long as Altec Lansing speakers have mutliple connections.
     
  5. Ezergeezer

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    Inspire 6.1 6700

    Howling, why use different make speakers from your sound card? I have
    Audigy 2 ZS and use Creative Inspire 6.1 6700 and they sound awsome!
    for £52, I did'nt expect much at that price, but believe me they're great.

    Its seems pretty obvious that a 'Creative sound card' is going to sound better using 'Creative speakers', why go for anything else!
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    That logic is quite flawed. For instance, it is fairly well accepted that Klipsch makes the best pc speakers (with logitech close behind). You don't see either of those brands making soundcards, do you? Also, the higher end creative speaker are "decent" They are essentially Cambridge Soundworks. Creative bought Cambridge soundworks a few years ago (Arghhhh!)
     
  7. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Subsidiary question, what will happen if I buy the Creative DDTS-100 decoder and use it with the speakers I already have with my JBL ESC200 Dolby Prologic amplifier ? Why am I asking ? The DDTS-100 is not an amplifier and the 5.1 speakers I already have are not active (auto amplified) ones... Is the sound card (Audigy 2 ZS) able to amplify the sound at the output ?
    Thanx again for your explanations ! ;)
     
  8. Ezergeezer

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    Flawed

    I'm confused Dreamliner, you say flawed, who cares who makes the best speakers, Howling did'nt mention Klipsch or Logitech anyway. I'm giving
    a personal opinion of the speakers that I use with the same sound card
    as Howling.
    I've been a musician some 30 years and listened to hundreds
    of different speaker set ups! For that sound card and those speakers and
    that price, they are again AWESOME!!!!