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

Glaanieboy

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#1
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.

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Glaanieboy

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#5
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!
 

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
 

Glaanieboy

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#8
zeke_mo said:
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
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
 

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