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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Dia01, May 6, 2008.

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    Dia01 New Member

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    Any advice on a good quality wireless speaker setup either 5.1 or 7.1 for use with a HTPC. I will only be connecting to the mobo not a reciever. I was looking at the Logitech Z-5500 system, does anyone know if the speakers are wireless?
     
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    Typically I'd avoid PC speakers when putting together HTPC, but since you don't have a receiver, I'd get the Z-5500 because it has a built in receiver. Make sure you complement it with a Dolby Digital Live encoding sound card, eg. Auzentech X-Meridian, X-Plosion etc :)
     
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    DTS Connect will also make DTS out of any source to DTS bitsteam wich is better and is supported by Z-5500 etc
     
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    I have an ASUS Supreme FXII PCI-e sound card from a previous Striker II Formula RMA, kept everything but the mobo. Would this sound card be sufficient?

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    Yeah I know:)

    I can not find much information about the card, but I doubt it supports encoding for Dolby and DTS on the fly using fibre or coaxial, which is a huge selling point if you have a reciever.

    I'd recommend the following:

    ASUS Xonar D2 7.1
    Auzentech X-Meridian
    Auzentech X-Plosion
    Auzentech X-FI Prelude
     
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    I'm pretty sure that card is proprietary and will only work on the designated (black) PCI-E slot of an ASUS board.
     
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    try getting an asus xonar dx pci-e sound card(or the xonar d2x is you really wanna spend cash).. they are freaking awesome.. also the logitech z-5500 speakers are really good.
     
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    excellent card.. their shadowfold... tis the pci version of the d2x.. and the dx is the lower version of the d2x.. but it still retains most of the features of the d2x(http://techreport.com/articles.x/14500)
     
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    There is a lot of traffic on the Xonar reviews saying that the digital out ports don't put out anything more than stereo. Shadow and Pancho... since you two are apparent fans of this card, can you verify or snuff these claims?

    I'm genuinely curious about this... not trying to be facetious and not trying to blurt FUD.
     
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    shadow should be able to.. i haven't used digital on the xonars...
     
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    Im not sure what it uses my dad is using it right now so ill ask him if he has any problems with it tommorow.
     

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