Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    05 Feb 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,069
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by loaba View Post
    The A2+B's seem more like what I'm looking for, but then I'd have figure out how to integrate a sub. Shouldn't be too hard. Having said that, the Z506's seem like a great deal for the money.
    Something having to do with a Crossover, Bobkn may know more on that then i do.
    I see your point if already have a Receiver you can just use speakers, may spend less buying a decent PC 5.1 speakers and save on the figuring out on how to get it to work well with the receiver and speakers and receive all channels of surround.

    What works for me is having good quality sound for my PC and keeping my AV Receiver separate for TV, Music and Movies.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    06 Feb 2016 #12
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,647
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    I know less about crossovers than I should. Basically, a crossover sends the proper frequencies to the appropriate driver. (In a 2 way system, highs go to the tweeter, and lows to the woofer.)

    For a subwoofer, the best available option appears to be LFE (low frequency effects). The device would send only low-frequency stuff to the sub, which would need no low pass filter. In some system it sends less low frequency signals to the woofers in the primary speakers, which relieves them from the burden of reproducing low frequency sounds.

    My sub gets its signal from a Harman Kardon receiver. It has a sub output, but it's not limited in frequency. The sub has a variable upper frequency cutoff, which has to be adjusted to optimize the response of the system.

    If you really want a surround system, you may want to stay with computer speakers. I had a set made by Monsoon which was perhaps a little better than most of the Logitech products, but Monsoon has gotten out of the computer speaker business. (The amplifier in my system died a year or so ago, and I didn't attempt a repair.)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    06 Feb 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,069
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Very Well explained tho ! Not too many brands of PC speakers, i remember being on the hunt year back. Seems Logitech is about the best out there now, Creative used to be better. I feel is if the integrated sound device on PC has an Optical Out and you have a AV 5.1 Receiver that has a Optical input then your good, other then that then your using a 3.5mm split to composite jacks from Green connector on Integrated Sound device and so on if rest works well and still need an composite input.
    ExampleClick image for larger version. 

Name:	35mm-stereo-to-rca-composite-audio-cable-6-feet.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	42.2 KB 
ID:	62787
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    08 Feb 2016 #14
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter

    I've finally decided that I'm going to keep my old Sony STR-K850P in service. It's a smallish unit, does way more than it needs to and only has about 100 watts power. I'm pretty sure that performance stacks up with better computer-specific speakers. I'll get back to 5.1 at some point and it'll do that too.

    So what I'm gonna end up doing is replacing all the stock speakers that came with the Sony. I've heard good things about the Micca mb42x bookshelf speaker. They're 80 bucks a pair and the matching center is about another 50. I'll just part it out and replace 'em 2 at a time
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    08 Feb 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,069
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Wondering if this option will work for you as it is only one i see possible for 5.1, Stereo or even 3.1 setup. Because optical input you have not sure will work well. Do not know how you used it before.

    This would be using correct 3.5mm to Composite jacks listed before in a pic, need a couple of them.
    Connecting each 3.5 mm to composite split here and to the integrated Sound card.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	135.5 KB 
ID:	63164
    Then connect your speakers here

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled2.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	136.2 KB 
ID:	63166

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pc_to_stereo_connect.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	21.5 KB 
ID:	63546Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled3.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	119.9 KB 
ID:	63547
    Last edited by jds63; 10 Feb 2016 at 16:49.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
VIA HD Audio doesn't switch between speakers/headphones
This is just a small problem, but pretty annoying one. I recently updated to Win 10, and the first thing I noticed was that the sound settings were weird. Both speakers and headphone sounds work perfectly fine, but they don't automatically switch...
Drivers and Hardware
Realtek HD audio indentifies headphones as speakers.
Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX ) - Windows 7 Help Forums I found this old thread but I couldn't get any help from it because my regedit index doesn't look the same as theirs. I don't have a "DevType_0888_SS147b1083" or...
General Support
Realtek audio mic outputting to speakers/headphones
well i had this problem fixed but for some reason it's back and it won't go away no matter what i do i can't figure out how to fix it I can hear my microphone through my headphones and speakers i have listen to device unchecked but the weird part...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Car sub-woofer + home system speakers to computer - help!
Hello! Sorry for the messy title, not sure how to explain the issues I have with a few words only. I'm using a NAD Stereo Power Amplifier 214, two speakers from a JVC UX-S59 'micro component system' and a car sub-woofer. I connected the...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Only 2 speakers work out of 6 - Logitech x350 Audio System
Hello, I registered today to seek for a solution to this annoying problem. I have the Logitech x350 Audio system, with 6 speakers and one sub-woofer and they worked pretty well on my former OS, Windows 8.1 x64. Now I am currently using W10 and...
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums