Playstation 2 -> soundcard -> analog 5.1 speakers. How

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Glaanieboy, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Glaanieboy

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    What soundcard do I need to crosslink my PS2 via my computer to my Creative Inspire 5300 5.1 speakerset? I want to be able to play (supported) games in 5.1 surround sound, but I don't know if it works with all soundcards supporting a digital optical cable.

    In short: PlayStation 2 --digital optical cable--> soundcard --using the standard 5.1 speaker-output--> speakerset.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Admiral Michael

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    Well I would think if you have an optical In on your sound card it weould only be a matter of un-muting that input in the volume controls.
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    So what you are saying is that any soundcard should work?
     
  4. Admiral Michael

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    I would say so. Not using optical myself Im not sure.
     
  5. Glaanieboy

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    I have found a soundcard for a decent price (30 euros) with digital optical in and out, but he downloadable manual says the software supplied with the card (Audiorack) only supports stereo sound through the S/PDIF link (which can be either the optical or coaxial input), I am currently mailing support to ask wether this is a limitation of the software or the soundcard.

    Still searching though!
     
  6. Glaanieboy

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    This is kinda cool too. I have a SB Live! card, so this should be perfect. But nothing about Stereo only modes or sump.
     
  7. zeke_mo

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    You dont need a sound card, just digital speakers. I Dont know of two many mid to lower end sound cards that have optical in, but most to all digital speakers do have it on the decoder
     
  8. Glaanieboy

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    I know that, but that cost at least 150 euros. And if I can do it with a soundcard and a crosslink (which is much cheaper), then I'll do it that way :p