I gave up on proper W7 drivers for my Auzentech Prelude (that don't crackle) so I bought a Xonar ST primarily for my headphones - Audiotechnica A900, but I would also like to hook up some speakers to it. My current speakers are an old set of Logitech 5.1 speakers, the non-digital THX ones. For speakers, the Xonar ST only has 2 RCA outputs (left and right) and a digital coax/SPDIF - there is an option for a 5.1 analog daughter card but it hasn't been released in the US yet and there are no proper drivers for it even if I imported it from Australia. I looked around and there does not seem to be any PC speakers that have digital inputs other than the Logitech Z5500 which are priced out of what I want to spend (less than $250, would like around $150-200). Why are all the PC speakers analog only? I can't really use a receiver - I already have a receiver in my bedroom and a set of 5.1 Velodyne speakers but they are on the opposite side of my room near the TV, and I am not about to have 2 receivers in my bedroom as there wont be enough space ;p. So any suggestions on what to get? Should I go with a nice set of 2.1 speakers and if so which ones? Another alternative would be a set of "low end" studio monitors that would be 2.0, although I am not sure if any would have enough bass. I guess the other option would be to wait for the H6 daughtercard to be released for the Essence ST, but the release date is very ambiguous in the US. I heard 1-2 months in November, it is now 2 months later and no word so far.