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superbenny
July 8th, 2008, 04:01 AM
My mother board is "7.1+2"

There is a diagram of the I/O for the mobo in the manual...the audio jacks are arranged in a 2x3 rectangle. Here's what the chart says:

A: Center & Woofer
B: Back Surround
C: Side Surround
D: Line-In
E: Front Out
F: Mic_in Rear

Now I know what all this means, but I've never shopped for speakers before...what configuration would I get? I would like to use newegg, and their options are 2.0, 2.1, 4.1, and 5.1.


Thanks,
-superbenny

illbashu
July 8th, 2008, 04:05 AM
depends on what your price range is, if u want a really good cheap speaker get the logitech x540 (around $60) (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2507686&Sku=L23-7250) and if price doesn't matter get the Logitech z-5500 (around $240) (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068250&Sku=L23-6334)

btw just to let u know the Z-5500 is like 10x stronger then the x540 and both of them are 5.1

Z-5500
Specifications

* Total RMS power: 505 watts RMS
o Satellites: 317 watts RMS (2 x 62 W front, 2 x 62 rear, 69 W center)
o Subwoofer: 188 watts RMS
* Total Peak power: 1010 watts
* Maximum SPL: >115 dB
* Frequency response: 33 Hz — 20 kHz
* Amplifier: Ultra-linear, high-capacity analog
* Signal to noise ratio: >93.5 dB, typical 100
* Input impedance: 8,000 ohms
* Compatibility: PC/Mac, CD, MP3, DVD, PlayStation®, Xbox®

x-540

Additional Specifications

* Total RMS power: 70 watts RMS
* Total peak power: 140 watts
* Satellites: 45 watts RMS
o Center: 15.4W
o Front: 2 x 7.4W
o Rear: 2 x 7.4W
* Frequency Response: 40Hz –20kHz
* Drivers:
o Satellites: (2) 2” drivers per satellite
o Subwoofer: 5.25” ported driver
* Speaker dimensions (H x W x D):
o Satellites: 8.4” x 3.2” x 5”
o Center Channel: 7.8” x 4.75” x 3.75”
o Subwoofer: 11.25” x 6.5” x 9.75”


edit this is what it means by 5.1 4.1 3.1 ect,

the first # is always the # of speakers, so 5.1 has 5 speakers , 2 front, 2 back, 1 center and the .1 is for the sub

superbenny
July 8th, 2008, 04:15 AM
Im not really looking for power...I have a 1600 watt stereo system in the same room. I just need something that will sound good, utilize the on board sound, and won't cost me an arm and a leg. Something under 100 is ideal.

illbashu
July 8th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Then get the X-540, its just like Z-5500 but with less power, head over to newegg and read the reviews it got something like 130 ***** reviews :)

btw i would recommend u get it from tiger direct its much cheaper then newegg...

Tigerdirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2507686&Sku=L23-7250)

NewEgg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=36-121-006&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=5&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&Keywords=&Page=)

superbenny
July 8th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Yea I saw the price. I'll probably get it from tigerdirect. I'm not planning on getting it for a while, so I'll do the research again when I'm planning on buying.