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Will i need a good speaker for a sound card?

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December 22, 2012 5:33:22 AM

I am planning to add a sound card in to my pc and I was wondering if i'll need a decent speaker for the sound card to work to it's full potential.

For example if the sound card's signal to noise ratio is 100db, will I need a speaker with with the same SNR ratio or does it not matter?

What about the frequency response? If the sound card offers something like 10hz to 48 khz, will I need to have the same frequency response for the speaker?

Thanks in advance
December 23, 2012 3:21:47 AM

Actually in your shoes i would 1st buy as decent a pair of speakers my $$ allows me then take it to another level with a discrete sound card/ DAC
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December 23, 2012 3:38:54 AM

batuchka said:
Actually in your shoes i would 1st buy as decent a pair of speakers my $$ allows me then take it to another level with a discrete sound card/ DAC


So the speaker specs needs to be similar or better for the sound card to make a difference?
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