PC multiple outputs - Need advise
May 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

LiranV

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Hi guys,
I want to know what is the best way to setup my system.
I'm using my onboard Realteak ALC898 sound card and I need to output to 2 things:
1) My old but rocking Altec ATP3 pc speakers.
2) My A/V Reveiver that I'm going to drive my headphones from.
 
So first thing, how should I connect both of this outputs to my pc? I know that 3.5mm is not the best way to go. I thought about maybe making a DIY swithch.
The second thing is I need a decent cable to connect my sound card to the receiver. Is these cables are any good?
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Choseal-Q-565A-5-9ft-1-8M-Gold-Plated-3-5mm-Male-Stereo-Plug-to-2-RCA-/151025073128?pt=US_Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item2329cbbbe8
 
OR
 
http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Stereo-Design-accommodates-SmartPhones/dp/B004YEBK66/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1368889770&sr=8-5&keywords=mediabridge
 
May 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM Post #2 of 6

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That Mediabridge cable should be fine. Monoprice is a popular cable company around here if you want other choices.

What make/model AVR do you have? Perhaps it has an line level output that could be connected to your speakers.
 
May 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM Post #3 of 6

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Sansui RZ-3700AV, There is not much about it on google. It's also not that new.
 
 
May 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM Post #4 of 6

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Use the tape monitor rec out jacks to connect your speakers (you'll need that 3.5mm to RCA cable). You can send the audio signal from the receiver to your speakers. Of course your AVR will have to be turned on.
 
May 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM Post #5 of 6

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I think it's a little power inefficient to turn on my receiver + powered speakers to use them.
If so, Is audio switch is my best bet?
If I make one from this sockets will I lose SQ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251118501023?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
 
 

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