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Hi; I have old sys. upgrade. Want add subwoofer. Run '98. Where are the ports?

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hows bout what system do u have?

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suggest buying a sound card that has the avialable port.

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I run win 98....replaced hard drive...added ram... it's a mutant but am diabled/broke and neophite. Thx for reply.

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(NT) (NT) buy a new pci sound card

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I have wires,wires,wires... am beat,can't get surround/sub connected. Love classical. Anxious to try new toys. Thx for reply.

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If you have a line out port

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on your sound card, simply buy a powered set that includes a subwoofer. The amplifier/filters in the set will sort out what goes to the subwoofer and what goes to the tweeters.

Realize,that if the sound card et al doesn't have good low frequency capability you may not get much legitimate bass.

You can buy a CD that will run a frequency response test of your sytem. With an old model sound card you will be disappointed with the lack of real bass.

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My problem is purely physical... recently got big box sub and Cambridge surround...where does everything plug in? Thx for reply.

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We need much more info on your PC,

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your sound card, which may not fully support surround, the exact model Cambridge set, and your budget.

The very old sound cards didn't even have any decent frequency response for classical music.

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Hi: Thx for reply.Cambridge FourPointSurround FPS 2000 digital. $ nearly zero but can save.

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trying to help..

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Eli,

All those speaker wires should plug into some pre-amp. Either the sub or a separate amp. Check your Cambridge documentation. The primary wires (there should be three color coded) from the sub/pre-amp go to a sound card or the motherboard for onboard sound. You must have the proper setup for surround sound. The SoundBlaster Audigy family is the industry standard for sound in a PCI card. And I love good classical music too.

and life goes on...

Jack

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Hi: Thx for reply Jack. I don't have paper for this surround it was a gift. I know I need sound card, also Hub. How do I know this mutant pc has capacity?

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