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How to Connect to Home Audio System?

Discussion in 'Soundblaster Live' started by Al, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Al

    Al Guest


    I purchased a Sound Blaster Live 5.1. because I would like to connect my
    desktop computer to my audio preamplifier/processor for internet radio
    listening through my audio system.

    My audio preamplifier/processor is a multichannel fully loaded with RCA,
    Optical and Digital Coax inputs. Now I'm a little confused on what and how
    to connect them. Could you please advice for the best type of connection
    between receiver and Sound Blaster live?

    Thank you

    Al, Apr 23, 2004
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  2. Al

    Lenny Guest

    I would recommend you getting a decent quality coaxial cable with phono
    jacks in each end (males), doesn't have to be a top of the line model for
    $50+ or anything. Just an OK cable that is sufficiently long to cover the
    distance. If it's very far, like more than 4 meters perhaps, a cable of the
    better variety might be adviseable. Then you get a phono to mono headphone
    3.5mm conversion plug. Stick the plug in the back of your soundcard (digital
    output of course :) ), and the other end in your surround processor. :)

    Do note, you'll only get stereo sound this way, not multichannel...
    Lenny, Apr 24, 2004
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  3. Al

    Al Guest

    I appreciated your clear explanation.
    Thank you very much.
    Al, Apr 24, 2004
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