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Upgrade? What's the point...?

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Last response: in Components
October 28, 2002 2:38:21 PM

I have a kinda old Soundblaster PCI 128 from Creative.
I'm using Cambride SoundWorks 4 point surround speakers.
There is a really good offer for me to buy a 5.1 Surround card.

Will there be a big difference? Or do I have to buy better speakers too, to make it a good set up?

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October 28, 2002 3:30:28 PM

5.1 sound gives you that center speaker. Depending on the value...I say do it!

I want to die like my my sleep...not screaming in terror like his passengers.
October 28, 2002 3:37:58 PM

Yeah. But I have 4 point surround speakers. So I wont have the center speaker. I was more wondering on sound quality.
October 29, 2002 9:07:56 AM

Short answer probably not :/ 
Although the sound decoding may be better on a more modern card... depends on how good an ear you have ?


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