For those who need new speakers, you may want to read
The DDR Zone's Creative Inspire 5.1 5500 Digital Speaker review.
Over time, as video technology has progressed, so have audio technologies,
starting from stereo and progressing to massive 7.1 channel cinematic audio.
Over time, output methods and technologies have also changed, evolving from
the simple line out stereo plug to the complex and technologically advanced
optical out. The system we have here today, the Creative Inspire 5.1 5500 Digital,
is almost at the pinnacle of both input and output technology. It can accept
optical in and has an external Dolby decoder for the latest in surround sound.
It is when using these highly advanced technologies that these speakers truly