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Logitech Z-5500 paired with Sblive! 5.1 Digital or X-fi xtreme music? (a spdif question)

 

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Username: Houndawg

Post Number: 1
Registered: Feb-06
Hi all,

I currently have the Sblive! 5.1 Digital Experience & the Logitech Z-5500. I use the coaxial connection (3.5mm mono plug to

rca) to hook them both as i mainly watch DVDs to get 5.1 discrete sound.

I am thinking of upgrading to Creative's X-fi xtreme music, but before i do so, i would like to ask 2 important questions.

And they are :


1) Does the x-fi xtreme have the digital out jack (spdif) like the Sblive Digital? Because if it doesnt't, then it won't be

any good to me.

2) If it does have the jack, will it sound superior to the sblive, when connected to the speakers? Or it doesn't matter

because it's all digital anyway?

What i'm trying to say is, if the sound is indeed better via the digital-out connection on the x-fi compared to the sblive,

then i will definitely buy the x-fi. But if it doesn't sound better, then i won't bother.

Thank you kindly for your answers.
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 2647
Registered: Apr-05

quote:

Does the x-fi xtreme have the digital out jack (spdif) like the Sblive Digital? Because if it doesnt't, then it won't be




No idea, that's a pretty esoteric question in the first place. Sorry I can't help more.


quote:

If it does have the jack, will it sound superior to the sblive, when connected to the speakers?




I'm confused about what connection you have currently. There are three main types at the moment. Analog, Coaxial (digital), and optical (digital). I'm assuming you have analog in which case going to digital for audio transfer is, really to a shocking degree, amazing. The sound clarity and channel seperation are probably the most impressive aspects.

If you, in fact, are using coaxial, the sound difference is slight, but not large enough to make much of a difference.
 

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Username: Houndawg

Post Number: 3
Registered: Feb-06
i have a coaxial connection
 

Gold Member
Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 2653
Registered: Apr-05
Then it's probably not worth the upgrade unless you just want better sound processing.
 

New member
Username: Houndawg

Post Number: 4
Registered: Feb-06
ok. thanks jexx :-)
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