Unless you need the inputs/outputs from the console, you don't need it to use the X-Fi Elite. My X-Fi Elite has been in my HTPC for over three years without the console connected. I use all the analog outs plus the digital out on the card to connect to a Behringer DCX2496 for bass management. The flexjack on the back of the card is an spdif output. You need to select in the drivers that it is for digital output and you also need a mono mini (3.5mm or 1/8") to RCA cable. I actually use a mini to XLR cable since the digital input on the DCX2496 requires an XLR cable.
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11/9/09 at 12:34pm