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stereo speakers - setup thru pc optical connection

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  1. armly

    armly Thread Starter

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    First, my motherboard is equipped with an optical connection.

    Now, on the pc, (1) of the speakers fell in need of replacement (Klipsch 2.1 - but in all fairness, they have more than 5 years wear). Great speakers for the price, but pc speakers nonetheless, a world apart from hi fi quality.

    Due to their age, I'm considering hooking up to typical bookshelf speakers.

    How does this go?

    pc optical connection -> connects to where/how on receiver unit?

    Also, is another piece of hardware required?

    - Would both like to listen thru the receiver/amp alone when the pc is not powered-on, and too, when the pc is running (itunes or what not) thru the powered-on receiver/amp. By doing this I can lower the time/wear on the pc just to listen to music and gain better sound quality.
     
  2. leroys1000

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    The reciever would need an optical input.
    If it has one then it should be as simple as
    connecting an optical cable between the 2
    and set the PC sound card to digital output.
    Should be a selection on the reciever to
    select the optical input.
     
  3. armly

    armly Thread Starter

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    There is an integrated sound card, I'm pretty sure.

    Is this set through device manager?
     

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    Depends on the windows version.
    On XP it would probably be at start/control panel/sounds and audio devices.
    Under the playback tab.
    Vista and windows 7 should be at something like
    start/control panel/sound.
     
  5. armly

    armly Thread Starter

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    Can't spot that, but just so I know it can be done.

    Thanks leroys1000.
     
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    I have the klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers.
    Replacement parts can be found for the speakers
    at their website and some on ebay.
    I know I need a control pod as mine has bad
    spots in the volume control.
    Just to let you know in case you want to repair them.
    Klipsch makes decent computer speakers.
    Don't need to just toss them.
    If it is one channel out,there are replacable fuses inside the
    subwoofer that may have blown.
     
  7. armly

    armly Thread Starter

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    The speaker is only $26 with $5 ship I think. I'll probably replace it, as I did the control pod a year or so ago. Only thing is, the rest might not be far behind...

    Not only that but their call-in service to help diagnose is first rate. Other companies should take note.

    I had tested it by switching the lines on the subwoofer, with the heavy static interference still on the right side speaker throughout. So its not the subwoofer or lines. The speaker I see now comes hardwired at the rear.
     
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