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    Sound card with a dedicated sub out?

    I have the sound-card that came with the motherboard but it doesn't have a dedicated out for the subwoofer.. can you recommend a card with one?

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    Any card that has more than just stereo output can be configured via software to output just the bass to one of the extra sound channels.

    If you're looking for a USB soundcard, check out this thread: Ultimate USB, Firewire, External Soundcard List

    If PCI, hmm, I don't know. Someone else might have good suggestions.

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    I configured my onboard mic input as a subwoofer output. Works perfect.
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    Ah yes, I forgot that most modern audio chipsets will let you reassign the inputs as extra outputs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    I configured my onboard mic input as a subwoofer output. Works perfect.
    Can you give me a run down of how you did this?? That is very interesting to me. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    I configured my onboard mic input as a subwoofer output. Works perfect.
    How?

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    On the newer Realtek and SigmaTel embedded chips (and others I'm sure), if you install their driver software, when you plug something into a particular jack, a popup window comes up, asking you what you just plugged in, giving you options like: Microphone, Line-In, Front speaker out, rear speaker out, center/subwoofer out, etc.

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