• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Logitech Z906 and SPDIF optical

Joined
Apr 12, 2012
Messages
36 (0.02/day)
Likes
2
Location
Greece
Processor Intel Core i5 750 @ OC 4ghz
Motherboard ASUS P7P55D
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 8GB Dual 1333Mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD R9 280x Toxic 3gb
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB, Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Case CoolerMaster CM690 II
Power Supply XFX XTR 750W
#1
Hello! I just Ordered Z906 speakers today.

I am willing to use optical connection, with spdif , from my on board sound chip.
My mobo is ASUS P7P55D. On Board Sound Chip is VIA vt1828s 8-channel hd audio. As i looked in specs, it has Dolby Digital Live and DTS connect.. [link is here: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/vt1828s/

After a lot of searching today, i realised that if i want to play games through spdif with true 5.1 sound, and not through z906' 3D, i need this dolby digital live or dts connect decoding..
As for movies, i think that i must choose spdif out from my player just to have true 5.1.

at soundacrd's control panel , in spdif settings, it has a button "dts interactive" which can pushed on or off.. Will it work that way? I hope so..
i'd prefer not to spend more money for an extra sound card if i can do my job with this.

And i want to ask if finally, it is worth it to connect it with spdif? Will i have better sound quality? Or just connect it through analog cables.
With Analog i take 5.1 sounds normally?
How many hours do i have to play the z906 in low volume at first days?
 
Last edited:

Bo$$

Lab Extraordinaire
Joined
May 7, 2009
Messages
5,626 (1.79/day)
Likes
971
Location
London, UK
System Name Desktop | Server
Processor Intel i7 2700k @ 4.4GHZ | AMD 5350 @ 2500MHZ
Motherboard Asus P7Z77-V Pro | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling GeLID Tranquilo | Stock Air
Memory Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB CL8 1600MHZ | Corsair Vengence 2x4GB CL9 1600MHZ
Video Card(s) Gainward GTX 780 Phantom GLH | PNY GTX 750Ti
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB + 4TB WD Red | 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Display(s) Samsung S27D390H + Asus VE276Q | Headless
Case Fractal Design R5 | CM Elite 110
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1 w/Otone Stilo 5.1 and Creative Fatal1ty headset
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 850 G2| Corsair CX430M
Mouse Razer Imperator 2012
Keyboard Corsair K90
Software Windows 7 SP1 X64 | Ubuntu 16.04LTS
#2
Yes will work as you've described!
 
Joined
Apr 12, 2012
Messages
36 (0.02/day)
Likes
2
Location
Greece
Processor Intel Core i5 750 @ OC 4ghz
Motherboard ASUS P7P55D
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 8GB Dual 1333Mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD R9 280x Toxic 3gb
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB, Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Case CoolerMaster CM690 II
Power Supply XFX XTR 750W
#3
Yes will work as you've described!
Thanx! I hope so, so that i can use optical connection! :)

Sorry to repeat myself but because i am new in 5.1 home theater systems, Is It better in anything with optical cable rather than analog?

With analog, can i receive true 5.1 sound from games e.g ?(if they have 5.1 sound of course)

Thank u ;)
 

Bo$$

Lab Extraordinaire
Joined
May 7, 2009
Messages
5,626 (1.79/day)
Likes
971
Location
London, UK
System Name Desktop | Server
Processor Intel i7 2700k @ 4.4GHZ | AMD 5350 @ 2500MHZ
Motherboard Asus P7Z77-V Pro | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling GeLID Tranquilo | Stock Air
Memory Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB CL8 1600MHZ | Corsair Vengence 2x4GB CL9 1600MHZ
Video Card(s) Gainward GTX 780 Phantom GLH | PNY GTX 750Ti
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB + 4TB WD Red | 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Display(s) Samsung S27D390H + Asus VE276Q | Headless
Case Fractal Design R5 | CM Elite 110
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1 w/Otone Stilo 5.1 and Creative Fatal1ty headset
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 850 G2| Corsair CX430M
Mouse Razer Imperator 2012
Keyboard Corsair K90
Software Windows 7 SP1 X64 | Ubuntu 16.04LTS
#4
Thanx! I hope so, so that i can use optical connection! :)

Sorry to repeat myself but because i am new in 5.1 home theater systems, Is It better in anything with optical cable rather than analog?

With analog, can i receive true 5.1 sound from games e.g ?(if they have 5.1 sound of course)

Thank u ;)
Personally i use Analogue due to the flexibility, but no Digital is the best, maybe HDMI is 1up but i doubt you'd notice the difference!