In This Chapter
• Learning how digital audio gets the job done
• Getting a handle on sound card specs
• Buying a sound card for your PC
• Connecting the speakers to your PC
The ear is a fine and sensitive instrument, attuned to nuance on the one hand, but shamelessly craving novelty on the other. How else do you explain, in a society supposedly in love with the visual image, the relentless popularity of radio after all these years? So when you’re upgrading your PC, keep your ears in mind and treat them to improved sound by upgrading the sound card and speakers.
One reason audio is such an important part of PC multimedia is that most people are used to their computers being, if not voiceless, ...