Originally Posted by tyinger
I have a new HP computer with a Realtec sound card that has 7.1 capabilities. I don't need or want eight speakers. What I want is a 2.1 digital system. The back of the computer also has a digital audio output. How do I identify a 2.1 speaker system that is digital?
I'm using this system, designed by Cambridge Soundworks and marketed by Creative. It has SPIF and analogue inputs, and sounds very good for what it is. Hard to find, expensive, but worth it for a small, 2.1 system.
Whatever you do, get the D/A converter out of the computer, which is the worst environment for analog audio.