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Speaker System Set up issue

Last response: in Home Audio
August 29, 2010 6:09:27 AM

hi guys. my dad recently bought me a 5.1/7.1 german made home speaker system. It comes with a sound amplifier with 4 input options (VCD, DVD, CD and AC-3....all being input). I want to hook this up to my computer but im having a hard time doing so because the manual is very breif. I am not sure what wires to use or softwares to download. My motherboard is the EVGA x58 using onboard sound. My motherboard has s/pdif output or input (im not sure, i think its output). Help would be appreciated!

Link to the side of my motherboard:

Link to my home theatre speaker system:
August 29, 2010 6:31:13 PM

Use the spdif output.
August 30, 2010 2:25:20 AM

Use the the s/pdif output to what....AC-3?
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August 30, 2010 5:10:18 AM

AC-3 is a sound format. SPDIF carries it.
August 30, 2010 10:16:24 AM

that home theatre has no HDMI input?
August 31, 2010 2:46:29 AM

The system doesnt come with a receiver. It comes with speakers and an AMP. im assuming you have to connect the amp to a receiver...In that case would i have to have the AMP and my PC both connected to the Receiver?
August 31, 2010 2:48:57 AM

An to respong to astrallite, the amp that comes with it has an AC-3 input option on the back
August 31, 2010 10:44:21 AM

recevier is an integrated amp with a radio.

the home theatre does have a integrate amp, so it does not require another reciver
September 1, 2010 1:28:14 AM

I dont think u understand. The system that my dad bought came with something called an Digital AV Power AMPLIFIER. in the manual, its telling me to hook this amp up to a DVD player/receiver from my old home theatre system. All i want to know is how to use this with my computer. On the back of the amp only gives me the following input options.....(DVD, CD, AC-3, and VCD).

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September 1, 2010 8:59:49 AM

then like astrallite has sed, use the SPDIF, and connect the AC-3 input to your SPDIF output on your motherboard, if your motherboard doesnt have, get a cheap soundcard, with SPDIF output.
September 2, 2010 1:31:35 AM

ahh i see now, thank you very much for your help :) 
September 2, 2010 1:32:27 AM

Best answer selected by crysisfan11.
September 2, 2010 1:34:07 AM

are there wires that have one end that connect to S/PDIF and the other that connects to a red and white input?? cause iver never heard of it
September 2, 2010 9:47:13 AM

no its SPDIF both end.

search it on google, and then try to find that connection from your source, and connect it to the amp.
September 4, 2010 3:58:27 PM

The only connection i can make is 1 to the S/Pdif output, and a Red and white slots for the AC-3. how am i supposed to do that
September 4, 2010 8:57:26 PM

could u take a pic at the back of your amp, or have a diagram then i can sort it out for you
September 9, 2010 2:52:44 AM

i dont know how to do that. its simple. On the back of the amp, each input option has 2 holes (White and Red). Again the options are AC-3, DVD, CD, SVD.
September 9, 2010 3:45:43 PM

just make a connection, so long as inputs and ouputs are in the respective components, you will get sound.