The 5.1 sounds awesome... so clear... and discreet...
My center channel isn't the most heartiest of speakers.. but it provides good
sound for what I need in the size I need it.
Confused on the second part... but I'll explain my setup...
Audigy 2 NX decodes true 5.1 ... that and along with a plugin called AC3filter to
make FrodoPlayer output 5.1...
So I take each individual output from the Audigy and run those into my 5 channel amp
for front left & right, rear left & right, and the subwoofer. The center channel uses
a small 20w amp that powers a homemade 2-way speaker (tweeter and 5"x3"~approx) for the center channel.
And that amp is fed the center channel signal from the audigy.
So there you have it.. a full 5.1 discreet sound system.
Does that answer your question?
More details and pics of the center speaker and amp can be seen at my
carputer pic website: Carputer.DavidMonto.com