View Full Version : No frills 5.1 soundcard?

17-10-2001, 09:21 PM
Hello Im looking for a basic 5.1 sound card to decode dolby digital and dts.
Im looking at the yamaha 5.1 speaker setup but they require a 5.1 soundcard.
Any recomendations?

17-10-2001, 09:53 PM
Try http://tastech.co.nz as they have some good prices on sound cards, including 5.1 ones (I think there was one in there today for about $60 including GST)

17-10-2001, 09:53 PM
Hello Michael,
You will not beat the Soundblaster Live DE 5.1 SE this card is identical to the 5.1 Platinum but does not include the live drive, or the bonus games of the DE 5.1 retail.
It is available from Here >>

For $175.00 inc GST ( a bargain)when compared to the approx $600.00 of the platinum


17-10-2001, 10:06 PM
Definately go for a creative soundcard. The Live! 5.1 should be getting cheaper now too, because the creative Audigy is coming out.

17-10-2001, 10:09 PM
Thanks guys this is exavly what I wanted!