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Klipsch Promedia GMX 5.1 Question

by SuperWaffles / December 1, 2004 7:55 AM PST

A friend wants to buy the Klipsch Promedia GMX 5.1 speakers, but he only has an onboard sound card. I found a cheap sound card that looks good enough for him, (he mostly listens to music) but I'm not sure if the sound card will be sufficent or even able to connect to the speakers because of a coaxial connection. Can anyone help me? Here is the soundcard. http://ecoustics.epinions.com/content_143396802180
Thanks.

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My humble opinion
by Steven Haninger / December 1, 2004 9:28 AM PST

is that it makes little sense to buy such a high end set of speakers and feed it with a baseline device such as an on board sound device. It would make about the same sense as spending hundreds for a premium sound card and run it through $20 speakers. The Klipsch audio line has been around plenty longer than PCs have and is well respected in audiophile circles. I am in agreement with you but even the card you linked to probably won't bring out the best in those speakers.

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Re: Klipsch Promedia GMX 5.1 Question
by Willy / December 1, 2004 9:29 PM PST

If the soundcard connection is going to be a problem why even brother. Get at least the right connection and proceed from there what that's card offers. It doesn't have to be top of the line card, but should offer 5:1 abilities just to get the best out of the audio. A basic soundcard will support 2:1 and better now, however cheap is cheap. But, if you decide the orginal card is the way to go, expect some adapters in the works. -----Willy

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