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Connecting X-Fi Elite Pro to amplifier

Last response: in Home Theatre
July 17, 2013 2:18:26 PM


I need an advice. I'm planning to buy a new speakers (probably Harman Kardon HKTS35) with amplifier - I'm thinking about Onkyo TX-NR 616 or Harman Kardon AVR 260.

I'd like to connect my pc - SB X-Fi Elite Pro (5.1/7.1) to the amplifier with analog 3.5 - RCA like this:

Is it possible? I don't want to loose ex. EAX.

I read manual to TX-NR 616 and there are TV/CD, PC, GAME, STB/DVR, CBL/SAT, BD/DVD composite analog jacks. I'm not sure if it will work.

H/K AVR 260 has 8 audio in, so I presume it would be a better choice... maybe.

How to connect my x-fi?

Also, I'm wondering what is the real power consumption of this Onkyo or H/K?

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July 17, 2013 5:04:04 PM

The HK has the correct analog inputs, the Onkyo doesn't.

On the Creative sound card you will need to use the analog LF/RF, Center/Sub and LR/RR analog outputs.

Hard to say on the power consumption, it goes up and down depending how much energy is needed to run the speakers.

PS: As receivers go, he HK is pretty nice. Doing some more reading on it, it has decent amps in it. Most receivers will rate 50 watts per channel but is usually just for the 2.0 and then they have trouble providing the power to the other channels.

The other thing is that HK includes the analog inputs which most receivers(only higher end ones include those or surround processors) Also, the HK has a serial port input so that you can connect your PC to do firmware updates(updates the software in the receiver).
July 18, 2013 11:14:11 AM

Thanks for your reply. In this case, I'll take HK AVR 260.
Best regards!