One set of speakers, Two computers

Hi Folks,

I'm in the process of building my first computer, and would like to be able to share the speakers I already have (Logitech Z-5500) with it and my older computer. I've looked into KVM switches with audio, but haven't come across any reasonable solution that will allow me to use my wireless keyboard/mouse as well. So, I'm thinking of going with separate kb/mouse, but that still leaves the speakers.

So, my questions is this - can I continue to use the RCA ports for my old computer, as I am doing now, and connect the new one using digital coaxial or optical/spdif? (The speakers and my new mobo both seem to have the digital coax/spdif capability.) Also, which of the two - coaxial vs optical - is better for sound?

Thanks for your help!

AJ
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  1. The setup should work fine as long as you use only one computer at a time. And optical is always better than coax (or wired) - the difference may be marginal, but optical is better suited to handle interference.

    Should you decide on another set of speakers, go for the Bose Companion II - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836166006&Tpk=Bose%20Companion%20II
  2. overpriced, sound is not even fantastic..
  3. Or you could use one of these http://www.stoweblank.com/tinymix
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