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Old 3rd October 2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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Angry Best way to get 5.1 audio from laptop

I just got a laptop, and the audio sounds terrible. The onboard speakers sound more detailed than anything else that I connect to the laptop using the headphones jack. The audio device is a Conexant AMC Audio. I've never heard of it before, so I don't know if it's any good, but the sound sucks. My OEM dell soundblaster card sounds a lot better (more detailed) than the laptop audio.

What would be the best way to get 5.1 surround sound from a laptop?

I found a bunch of threads about using the PCM2702, but all those are for only 2 channels. Would using multiple chips require custom drivers to have 6 separate channels?

Is it possible to send the audio over the ethernet? If so, would the receiver be diyable?
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What would be the best way to get 5.1 surround sound from a laptop?


PCMCIA Soundblaster card.
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Where is the DIY spirit?
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Playing second fiddle to pragmatism ?
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Is it possible to send the audio over the ethernet? If so, would the receiver be diyable?

http://www.cirrus.com/en/products/pro/detail/P1022.html
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Try this thread out, its still developing, but if you could contribute:
High End Pre Group Design Invitation
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Old 28th November 2005, 06:20 PM   #7
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I ended up getting the Creative PCMCIA Audigy 2 ZS, and I love it. Now I'm still waiting for kx to release the drivers for it.
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