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Old December 30, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I got a tight budget since its after Christmas, but I want to get better sounding speakers/sound card. Spent some time reading the forums and have come with a master plan, i have a Yamaha home theater system with a powered sub sitting in the living room never being used. Would that be better then my current onboard sound and ancient Logitech X530's i currently use. forgot to add the model number of the receiver HTR-5630
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Old December 30, 2013, 08:00 PM
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Optical is your best bet

On your amp back panel far left digital and Optical, on the left on board same connectors.

Edit : StarTech.com 6 Ft Toslink Digital Optical SPDIF Audio Cable
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Old December 30, 2013, 08:21 PM
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sweet you answered my next question lol. Hooking up now will report on results.
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Yamaha manual for sound setting should use #9 enhanced mode for DSP
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Optical doesn't support lossless audio just incase you were wondering most people don't care but I have dealt with this in the past. HDMI 1.4a does provide better audio and so does the RCA input. Most newer motherboards have support for both but don't let the whole optical thing fool you the RCA digital input will work just as well or better. The only thing you'll need to discern is if either port (RCA/Optical) supports the 5.1 channels or not. If the manual doesn't explain it a simple windows audio test will tell you once its all hooked up. I'm gonna assume the both support 5.1.
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