what is the best and easiest way to connect my audigy 2 zs to a stereo reciever with analog inputs? Will a cabble that splits a minijack to 2 rca cables work in the digital output of the soundcard? or should it be placed in one of the 3 speaker outputs since the input to the reciever is not digital? Or would I be better off connecting to the motherboard audio outputs and forgetting the sound card all together. All I'm looking for is a way to listen to mp3s on my reciever, sorround sound is not a concern since it is only a stereo reciever.
You cannot use any rca cables to go from sound card to preout on sterio receiver. Rca's are Low and soundcards are high. So w/o a converter it will not work. May i reccommend a converter for car audio. That has speaker lines in with rca out. They run around 20 buks. Im not 100% sure if it would work, but im thinkin it might. Try it. Zonly 20 buks Why the heck not.
You should get 3 stereo mini jack to rca cables and hook up 1 from main OUT on sound card to Front Front Left/Right IN on amp; 1 from rear OUT on sound card to Rear Left/Right IN; and 1 from C/S (center/sub) OUT on sound card to Center IN and Sub IN on amp. (This assumes you have RCA INs on your amp for FrontLeftIn, FrontRightIn, RearLeftIn, RearRightIn, CenterIn and SubIn like most 5.1 amps do.)