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Multiple monitors only so many outputs on my crappy sound card

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I recently bought the HS50m's, very satisfied. But I was wondering what I would use if I wanted to add two more monitors to my setup and a subwoofer. Right now I have a generic 2.1 system plugged into the black "subwoofer" output on my sound card and the HS50m's plugged into the green output. I'm pretty sure I would use an interface. Will you briefly explain what one is and how to use it? And possibly recommend one?

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Do you want to build a multichannel setup, or multiple independent stereo outputs to each pair of monitors ?

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Multiple channel, I believe. I can listen to all speakers at once with that right?

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Originally Posted by copycat2654 View Post

Multiple channel, I believe. I can listen to all speakers at once with that right?

 

Yes, but you need multichannel audio, or upmix whatever you want to play to 6 or 8 channels in software. You could get a decent 7.1 channel sound card like the Xonar D1 or DX at a fairly low price; have you been using onboard audio until now ?

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Yes I have. Just the sound card that came with my computer.

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