If you use a digital optical audio cable do you need to use the standard audio cord as well For surround sound?

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Digital optical audio cable can carry data to decoder-enabled devices in a few formats; Dolby DTS is one of many such formats. Some of these can carry surround sound.

Besides, optical is digital, and standard sound card output is analog.
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