EVGATech_LeeMplayboyerAnyone know a good 7.1 speaker system?What's your budget?
playboyerAnyone know a good 7.1 speaker system?
playboyerEVGATech_LeeMplayboyerAnyone know a good 7.1 speaker system?What's your budget?Anything under $400 if you know a couple.
EVGATech_LeeMplayboyerEVGATech_LeeMplayboyerAnyone know a good 7.1 speaker system?What's your budget?Anything under $400 if you know a couple.For our CES show this is what we put together:Front, Side, Rear speakers - Edifier R1280T at $99 per pair = $299Center Speakers - Edifier R980T at $69 per pair = $69 (Due to cabling issues, we only used one speaker out of the pair. If you do a better job wiring than we had time for, you can use both speakers.)Subwoofer - Sony SACS9 at $199 = $199Total Cost = ~$570To go a bit cheaper, you could instead use the R980T's for all speakers, or just the main 6 speakers, which drops the price around $90 lower. You can also look for another active sub for a bit cheaper. For the center speaker, you could swap it with a portable speaker, such as this Edifier to drop the price a little more. Overall, there is a lot of room to build a 7.1 system, or even just start with a 5.1 system and add another pair into the mix later. You don't need to buy a pre-packaged 5.1 or 7.1 system to make it work. Just make sure the speakers are active, unless you plan on buying a pre-amp for the speakers or one for each pair of speakers.
playboyerAwesome thanks! BTW as for the Center/Sub output, I just need to buy a 3.5mm audio splitter or does the card come with one so I connect both the center and subwoofer?
AmbroseAthanDoes the new Pro card, or the old one, allow for output over the headphone line and RCA outs at the same time? (same source) Recently had to give up on an old Omega Claro Halo sound card being its PCI (not express) and no longer have a slot for it, but dual-outputs was one of the best things it did.
Burke888Has anyone else had issues installing the drivers for the new card?I just purchased the new version Tuesday and wasn't able to install the drivers. The installer told me to re-boot my system, which I did. Then after rebooting another installer window would pop up, I would follow those prompts and then at the end the program would say to disconnect the sound card. I tried various options, including unplugging the SATA power, shutting off the entire machine, powering it down, removing the card from the PCIe slot. I even changed PCIE slots. I was never able to install the drivers. Device Manager detected the card in Windows, but it had a yellow triangle with a caution symbol and a code 10 next to it. I contacted EVGA and we troubleshooted and they suggested I RMA the brand new card. I really don't think it's a hardware issue since the card lights up with RGB and I can hear it click when I boot the machine. I'm doing a cross ship RMA but before I get the new card I was wondering if anyone else has run into this issue?
DannyW75Having 7.1 on a headset is nothing but a gimmick. If you want good positional audio in a headphone, just buy a real headphone. For under 200 US, you can get the Beyerdynamic DT 880 250 Ohm headphones, and it will blow that Razer trash out of the water. The DT 880 is neutral, detailed, and has an excellent soundstage. You can detect exactly where everything is in games. For the 200 bucks price level, you can't beat this headphone. https://www.amazon.com/be...=1578165876&sr=8-1
JimBeamBlack Hey y'all, does this setup require 2 actual pcie slots? In the interface section it says "PCIe x1 Gen2, mini-DP" which I assume means 1 pcie powered slot and 1 MDP, is this correct? I can't tell if that second cards pci interface is just a place holder or an actual powered interface. If so I'm out of luck.... thanks
xMoacI am interested in purchasing this new audio card, could someone answer me this?I have active speakers (Kef LSX) connected via the Spdif port on a motherboard to my PC, my question is, will the Optical Toslink on the NU Audio Soundcard pro deliver any improvements to my sound? (given Kef LSX are active speakers and run via Toslink)? Is there better isolation from interferences compared to motherboard built-in SPDIF?Moreover, SPDIF and Toslink...I read that the differences are that Toslink can deliver higher quality sound (more lanes) , Kef LSX has Toslink port and my cable is Toslink (QED Reference Optical Quartz)...my motherboard says it has a SPDIF, will going to NU Audio (having Toslink) improve my sound?Thank You
VivicectorGuys, I have just received the card and have some questions now. The additional pro surround card is connected by DP to the main card. But does it rly need PCI-E port? As well, due to the slots on my MB (I have 2 PCI, and they spoil things), the additional card is sandwitched between the videocard backplate and processor cooler ribs. How will it react to additional temp?
VivicectorOK, been testing it a bit. The mic input is what gives me the most troubles. The input is picking a lot of background noise, sometimes "electrical" sounds and I can even hear the mouse moving through the mic echo play! What the hell? Is it not shielded in some way? My onboard sound card has no such issues. Can something be done?