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Windows 7: Need some help with audio/speaker systems

18 Jan 2015   #1
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Need some help with audio/speaker systems

Ok, so currently I have a old sony analog receiver with 8 large analog speakers. They sound nice and all, but with the newer ps4 and other hardware I am getting, I would love to upgrade my speaker system on the cheap. As In, not $300 or more. (I am getting married after all lol) The ps4 only has an optical audio for speaker output. The ps3 has a analog output for speakers and then I had it hooked to hdmi for my tv. I know they have adapters for optical to rca but I figured I might just as well get a new speaker system.


I am having a absolutely terrible time trying to find what I am looking for. Amazon, newegg, and monoprice do not seem to have what I want.

Hopefully you guys can help me out here.

Here is what I want:

NO soundbars
NO dvd/bluray player combo speaker systems.


That was the only crap I could find, which is why I am asking for help.

What I want: (keep in mind I know barely anything about audio so maybe what I want is impossible)

- A digital Optical speaker system with (a receiver i think?) that has 2 or 3 optical inputs. Don't laugh cause I do not know, but maybe also have 1 rca input there as well would be nice. (I don't know if that is possible)
- At least 4 speakers
- A subwoofer would be nice but not mandatory.
- Price up to $250. I can do $300 but would prefer not to. Keep in mind this is my first digital system, so it will probably blow me away no matter how cheapo it is.
- Reliable/decent quality.
- 5.1 surround sound? It sounds like this is what I want but I don't know what all this stuff means.
- Wires are completely fine, I actually would prefer wired over wireless. (I have the office cord floor hiders.)
- It does not have to be new. I would be fine with a nice refurbished or gently used item.


Is this possible? Thanks for your time.

Edit: Forgot to mention I did find a $150 RCA system at walmart that has almost everything I wanted but it had only 3 speakers. (3 star avg reviews though), but I wanted to see a lot more options then just buying the first one I see.
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18 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no sound expert by a loooooog shot but I have two of these and they work great. To me they sound better than Bose.

Amazon.com: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System (Black): Electronics
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18 Jan 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

How's the receiver search going or did you not want to update it :/
Seems that is your handicap besides funds ?
I got a Yamaha RX-V471 still don't know how to hook the bugger up
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18 Jan 2015   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks guys. Jack those speakers are stereo jack only, not digital optical. Thank you though. Thrashzone I have to update my current receiver as it is analog, and only accepts rca. I want digital optical.
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18 Jan 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea just stating the obvious handicap
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18 Jan 2015   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

haha ya.

Thats the other thing I am dumb with and do not understand. Could I just buy the receiver I want and hook speakers up to it and do it that way? But I do not have any digital speakers I don't think. Or is there no difference and only the receiver matters? I don't know lol. I know how to use and set up my old speaker system quite well, (I even did custom wiring) but this is my first take at digital with audio.

I feel dumb lol I do not understand any of this. I tried searching on google and reading up on it. It just seems like there is conflicting info.
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18 Jan 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea
You may have motivated me a bit to look into mine a bit,
Very complicated devices
But yes I made sure mine accepted 2 wire speakers
Adapters are pretty cheap at radio shack
It's basically the same concept just a rca connector,
Signal will make or break it so if your receiver is still good it should work fine just not great,
Cheers.
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18 Jan 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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18 Jan 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I remember what was my hold up not enough hdmi cables
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18 Jan 2015   #10
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I was asked by the thread starter to comment on this. I don't have a surround sound so I can't really help. Sorry.
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