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Q: Surround sound with stereo speakers

Hi I want to know if I can get surround sound with my SB Live and two sets of stereo speakers. How?
And is there a way I can use all 4 speakers and only 1 transformer?

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Hi guys,
just a quick question, although it really does not deal with a computer in general
"any 1 know how i could connect (i mean by splicing) the three audio cables for a computer surround sound speaker system to hook up to my car stereo reciever?
the reciever is a pioneer deh-4100 cd player w/4 channels...............
any ideas or suggestions ?

edited: Iguess what i really want to know is the color combo (green-front...black-rear....orange-sub & center) how to correctly hook those up to the left and right outputs of the car stereo
only 1 problem.... what about the orange - sub &center wire ?

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Is there any way to set it so that stereo sound (YouTube, various programs, etc) will go through all channels? I have a Realtek "HD" chipset in my XFX 680i motherboard.

A:Surround Sound- rears don't work with stereo audio...

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After power cycling my receiver, I only have the option to select stereo under speaker setup. When Irestart my PC or log off/log on, it shows the option to select 7.1 surround sound. I am looking at this by right clicking the volume systray icon and selecting playback devices, right clicking my playback device and selecting configure speakers.

My set-up: I have 2 monitors and a TV / AVR receiver combo plugged into a XFX 7870. My receiver is connected with HDMI to my PC and has 7.1 surround out.

I have tried blocking pin 19 on the PC end of my HDMI cable with electric tape but that has not fixed my issue. This happens every time I turn off my TV and receiver and then turn them back on. I shut off my reciever and TV at night but not my PC so this is a bit annoying.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Missing option to enable 7.1 surround sound. Only shows Stereo

Does it correct if you switch to the 2nd device in list and back to HDMI? It wouldn't be a solution though even if that worked.

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So my Tv has some pretty good speakers I don't want to use a sound bar or other speakers to replace but want to complete the surround sound. My tv will let me do it but how can I? It's only back speakers and subwoofers that I want and I can only use optical cables. How can I do this as cheap as possible?

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i recently buyed a 5.1 surround sound speakers , only the front two work in every program. i set them up properly , even configured my jacks to my mobo and set it to 5.1 audio mode but it still plays stero.
it is a Genius Sw-5.1 1000.

im plugging it into my motherbord. for some reason one of them plugs into the mic socket , but the realtek ac 97 audio configures the output for the jacks.

if you need anymore informaation , just asks. i do'nt have my motherbored model , pc wizzard just says unkown device

A:5.1 surround sound speakers

You don't have proper drivers for the audio card. Try finding some, propably came with your motherboard, or with your computer on a CD.

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re JAL Cb 2800VS system running Win Xp Home- Altec Lansing 251 speakers- surround sound

"I bought this system 4 months ago. i am concerned that I may not be getting the full 5.1 sound. When I went to play a DVD film with the bass woofer speaker set to 6 the 2 rear speakers produced no sound. It is only when i switch back to 2/4 setting that they work but I suspect are just duplicating the front L& R speakers to simulate surround sound.

Is it anything to do with how i have wired them up. the back of the base unit doesnt correspond to the 251 system booklet. The 3 top vertical connections ( back of base unit) are marked ( from the top) cntr/lfe pink; rear purple, s/pdif-yellow. The leads are unhelpfully BLUE, GREEN and YELLOW so do not match. Also the yellow jack is too small to take any lead.

The horizontal set of 3 below are coloured yellow ,green and blue! Yellow has a microphone symbol, green has a " tree" symbol above it as has the blue.

Help please so that I can get all the speakers working as they should with the sub woofer switch in 6 channel position"

Well I sent this email to the PC supplier and talked to them on the phone. they confirmed that connections OK and sound card fitted to operate 5.1.channl sound.
Checked Sound properties in Control panel and even the test zone dialogue box tests all 5 speakers as OK but still no sound from rear speakers on the 6 channel position.
All they could offer was for me to send speakers back to them f... Read more

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2 questions:

1) Can I use 5.1 computer surround sound speakers for TVs? I know that a TV doesnt have that green, black, & brown jacks , but I was wondering if there was an adapter that changes it from green/black/brown to red/white on a TV?

2) Also, is it possible to change a headphone jack on a Laptop into a green/black/brown connection? (instead of having a soundcard on the Laptop)
A friend of mine said all this was possible, but I want to make sure he knows what he's saying!

A:5.1 computer surround sound speakers use for TV?

The problem with the TV is that it has no way of accepting that many channels unless the connections are already there. Each one of those connections represents another part of the surround sound, and if there are only two outputs (left and right or red and white) then the best you can do is stereo. Unfortunately a headphone jack on a laptop is in the same boat as as dual rca outs on a tv...it's a stereo (2 channel) output. Buying a soundcard for the laptop is the only way I can think of that will solve this issue.

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Hey guys I just got my speakers and when trying to set them up music would not play out of the center speakers or the 2 back speakers.
I fixed it by using speaker fill but it is not proper surround sound
My computer supports the speakers because using VIA HD Audio Deck I am able to play the annoying sound though all 5 speakers and the sub
But without speaker fill it wont play anything though them

Is there any way to have real surrond sound or is speaker fill my only option?

I am using the on board sound card from the ASUS P7P55D_E PRO and VIA came on the driver CD with it

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Hey guys, first of all merry christmas and happy hollydays to everyone.

I just instaled a fresh new copy of windows 7 on my computer and i have everything up and running smoothly.
When I installed my Xfire xtreme music card drivers and after everything finalized, i noticed that when i open my creative console launcher, i only get 2.1, 4.1, 5.1 and 7.1 speaker settings when the one i want is 6.1.

Ive read it somewhere in the internet that vista/creative doesnt support 6.1 yet but the post was from 2007..

Can anyone give me some lights overhere?

Thank you guys.

My specs:
-Intell pentium D CPU 3.00Ghz 3.01Ghz
-RAM 2.0Ghz
-X-FI xtreme music sound card
-ATI x1900XT 512Gb
-WINDOWS 7 ultimate 32

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I bought a technika 5.1 surround sound system that does not work.
In the subwoofer, there are 5 audio output jacks, which have different colours that match the ends of the cords connected to the 5 speakers. I have plugged these into the correct slots. There are also 6 audio input jacks: 3 white and 3 red. The 3 white are: front-left, rear-left and center, and the 3 red are: front-right,rear-right and subwoofer. Plugged into these are 3 cords, all split at the end into a red and a white. Ive plugged all of these in, and put the other end of the cord into the back of my computer into the corresponding jacks (the cord plugged into the right and left front into the green jack...... the cord plugged into the rear left and right into the black 'rear' jack.... and the cord plugged into the center and subwoofer jacks into the orange c/sw jack)
I have Realtek HD Audio Manager, and when testing the speakers, only the front two work, and one of them plays with the subwoofer, but the other doesn't. None of the other speakers work in the manager, how when I play music, all of the speakers play, but not in surround sound. When my speakers are like this, if I play a game or watch a DVD, the speech is silent, only background noise can be heard.

A:Surround sound speakers not working

In the Realtek manager have you changed the speaker setup from 2 channel to 5.1 or 6 channel? You also want to set the audio to 5.1 / 6 channel in the Windows Control Panel under Audio.

Depending on what you play, or what games you play you also have to set it to surround sound - and most audio isn't recorded in more then 2 channels so the rest of the speakers either play the same things as the front speakers or nothing at all depending on how you set it up in the Realtek Audio manager.

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I bought some 5.1 surround sound speakers from Aldi a while ago and can't seem to get them to work properly
I don't get anything out of the centre or rear speakers.
I have tried changing the settings on my machine and I did make sure the CD playing was in surround
Any ideas?

A:surround sound speakers not working

Whats is the sound card on the system , Is it sound blaster /
THere are several things we need to check , load the latest drivers for the card,
Connect the spekaers to a different sound source and check if the SUB is working or not , check the bass levels ,does the sound card ssupport 5.1 digital audio , or is it an analog card ?

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I just bought a 5.1 F & D F3800x
And connected to my pc with 3 aux from sub woofer to my mobo in 3 coloured port (Red Green and blue)
While i try to configurevit in audio panel, Front left and right only works
Then i tried playing music,then 5 Speaker worked.. but no surrounding...
Pls help
MY mobo is B85m Gamer Mobo asu

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My computer was blue screening. I had a warranty RMA through my manufacturer and I just got it back, fixed. However since then, my Logitech X-530 5.1 surround speakers have been messed up. Initially I thought the front two were not working, but when I was testing I found the Left Rear works and the Right Rear sound comes through the Front Left speaker. The Subwoofer is fine, but the Right Front and Rear have no sound. To be more clear, when my realtek audio manager tests the front two speakers, there is zero sound. When it checks the LR it comes through the LR fine, but the RR comes through the LF speaker. I've unplugged, checked wires, made sure everything was plugged in correctly, and I reinstalled my realtek HD audio driver also. Can anybody offer some help? Thanks.

A:5.1 Surround speakers playing sound incorrectly/not at all

you may need to dig deep into this 'string' but a solution may be in there

Windows 7 5.1 surround problems (realtek)

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I have these logitech G51 speakers.
I have problems with the surround sound.
If I put a DVD movie qith 5.1 audio, I cannot hear the voices. I can hear all the background sounds.
If I play a race car game, I cannot hear my motor, but I can hear everything around the car.
The only way I can hear everything is by turning off the surround sound.
I have a m-audio Revolution 7.1 sound card.
There must be a way to fix this?
Help me guys!

A:Logitech G51 speakers surround sound problem

Try a different set of speakers, it sounds more like a sound card problem to me.

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I have an amplifier with the usual digital inputs (optical and coaxial). I have some 5.1 speakers coming out of the amp. I already use digital optical connections to the amp for my PS2 and separate DVD player, now I want to hook up my PC to it for 5.1 surround sound in games... However, ideally I want it digital.

I currently have the Soundblaster Live 5.1 DE, and am aware that I'm going to need to upgrade that as it only has the Creative digital output which can only go into Creative speakers .

Is there a soundcard out there that will plug into an amplifier via a digital connection and give me true 5.1 digital surround sound in games? Is that even possible?

The closest I have come to realising this *dream* is the Hercules Game Theater XP, but that only allows for analog 5.1 connections, is there a card out there that can do it digitally. Remember this is for games only, I have a separate DVD drive for DVDs.

Much thanks to anyone that can help/advise.

A:DIGITAL 5.1 surround sound in games using an amp and speakers, possible?

If you amplifier can decode Dolby Digital then your only option would be to get a nForce/nForce 2 motherboard which supports Dolby Digital encoding. No other Soundcard will give you what you're looking for - though if your amp. supports 5.1 analog input you could always use that.

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I recently purchased an inexpensive sound card. However, it's a 5.1 card, and I only have stereo desktop speakers. I really don't want to splurge, and the El-Cheapo card didn't come with anything but drivers. Anyone know how I can make the sound card output in stereo as opposed to 5.1.

Note. This is WIndows 2000. I may or may not have posted in the wrong forum (may be a windows issue)

A:Using stereo speakers with a 5.1 sound card

I have windows xp but the way to do this should be the same. Go to control panel, then go to sounds and device. There should be an option for speaker settings there. click on advanced and then change your speaker set up. hopefully this will solve your problem. :wave:

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I have a pair of stereo speakers, and because of the length of the power cord, and the length of of the 3.5mm jack cable, switching the speakers around is impossible. When I put headphones into the headphone jack in the left (or right channel) speaker, the channels are restored to their proper place. Now every time, as a result, every guy trying to murder me on the right sounds like they're on the left.

I have a Realtek sound driver, and no idea what sound card I have.

A:Stereo speakers sound reversed

Sounds like an inexpensive electrical extension cord would solve this ...

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Hello all.
I bought the Z506 today for ?55 for my PC but for some reason 2 of the speakers and the surround sound system with the 2 speakers buillt in do not work.
I have them all connected up correctly on my Gaming PC.

Is the black and orange socket thing on the end of the black wire for surround system is this why it isn't working? Maybe my motherboard does not support surround system?

But if I take out the orange and black socket/wire from the back of the bass the speakers work fine but very fuzzy except from the main speaker with the volume control on.

Now correct me if I am wrong should music be played in all speakers or do 1 or 2 speakers just do a fuzzy noise?

A:Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 problems

I haven't looked at the Z506's but most have Three connections to the PC for surround sound.
You haven't listed the PC model or motherboard model so I can't check to see what you have.

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Hi everyone,

I have the sound card and speakers listed in my computer specs part of profile -

The sound card I'm using is a VERY nice one, has full support for 5.1 speakers and a myriad of other things.

I've been using these speakers for a while now and they worked perfectly, few days ago they stopped functioning properly - now only the front left/right speakers play, the center, back left, and back right do not play.

Everything is plugged in, I've triple checked or more.

Any ideas? All drivers are sufficiently installed.

Oh two more things... the bass is feeling a bit pathetic too...

AND I have an application (sound card driver really) that can test each speaker, and when I use it and click the back left/right/front center speaks they work fine.

I have set my winamp, all my games, media player, even under sound in control panel to 5.1 sound and its just not using it.

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So as the title says, I have set up a surround sound system using 2 sets of speakers. The first set is set up as the front speakers in the realtek audio manager, and the second set is set up as rear speakers. I have it set up as 7.1 with no sides, subwoofer, or center speakers. Front, left, and right is checked, as well as surround sound. The sub is on my front speakers, and works fine. The rear speakers however get absolutely no bass, only treble, and sound super tinny and terrible. The speakers are fine, and work and sound great if there set as front speakers. What's the problem? I originally had another subwoofer/speaker combo hooked up as the rear, but the subwoofer didn't vibrate at all. I thought maybe I should just hook up some normal speakers with built in subs. Same thing though, they just sound terrible. I also have dolby home theater on, and if I shut it off the rear speakers don't even work when playing music. They work if I click the speaker icon in realtek.

A:surround sound with 2 sets of speakers, no bass from rear

In many cases if you don't have an actual 5.1 or 7.1 system you can't "assemble" a surround system, or a system that works properly. In a surround system, there are three connections to the PC's audio and they go to the main unit (bass speaker) that has amplifiers and sound distribution.

Trying to duplicate that with separate speaker systems can result in problems such as you are encountering.

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I've been using the onboard audio/sound from my motherboard on my XP desktop for the past 4 years. I bought a 5.1 surround sound set of speakers from Logitech (x-530) about 3 years ago, but only used the FL, FR, and subwoofer, because my mobo doesn't support surround sound -- it doesn't have the rear / center+subwoofer jacks that my speakers need to plug into.

Today I bought a Dynex 5.1 sound card from Best Buy ($30) -- opened my tower, popped the sound card into an available port, installed the drivers from the CD, restarted the computer, set the output to 5.1 in the Sounds and Audio Devices window from the control panel, in the "Audio Deck" (the software that came with the card) I set it to 6 channel, made sure all of the speakers were plugged into the subwoofer which connects to the front-right speaker, and plugged the green, black, and orange plugs from the FR speaker into the proper jacks on the sound card, turned some test music on....

And it's just coming out of the same two front speakers and the subwoofer like it was when I was running just the mobo audio. I've tried a few DVDs with PowerDVD but likewise, the sound is not coming out of the rear or center speakers. Then again I'm using the free version, I think. At least, under the audio tab in configurations it doesn't have any settings that specify surround, just 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 speakers. I tried each setting, but there's never any sound coming from the... Read more

A:5.1 surround troubles -- rear speakers not playing sound

Dynex is not a company known for quality in their products, so it may be simply that the sound card is of poor build quality. However, I think it is more likely that you simply do not have any surround capable games or programs. Since these programs do not support surround sound, nothing will come out of the rear speakers. I have experienced this problem with my Logitech X-540s when I use a program with no surround support.

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Would it be possible to set up my laptop so that I can get kind of surround sound using the built-in speakers along side my 2.1 speakers? I only have 2 jacks, 1 mic/line in and 1 speaker jack.

I did try poking around in a few places but could not find anything.

I'm not necessarily looking for perfect 3D sound, stereo would be great to. I just think doing this may maximize the sound range.

Thanks in advance

A:Laptop Surround Sound with only built-in speakers and 2.1 external

Anyone? D=

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I have a Bose surround sound system that I no longer use. My speaker recently were stolen by my wife for her sewing room computer. Id like to use the old surround sound system as speakers. I bought a USB to RCA conversion cable. My computer does not register any audio devices when they are plugged into one another. Any suggestions?

A:USB to RCA Older surround sound system as computer speakers

That cable is usually used to go from RCA output to a USB input. You need to come from your speaker jack on your computer to RCA inputs on your sound system. You need something like this in the length you need. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071R4R5B8/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1

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Hi everyone.
I have an issue when trying to connect my 5.1 surround speakers to my onboard soundcard, the Rear speakers (black hookup) do not work.
In the windows sound settings the speakers show up as Side speakers (gray hookup) and so when I perform the windows sound test the rear speakers not not make a sound.
I have tried many things, updating sound drivers from Realtek, uninstall install.
Updating drivers from HP and updating from Windows update.
Tried plugging and unlpugging cables to see if Windows would recognize them differntly.
The speakers work I tested them with a different desktop and also when I plug in the Rear (black) cable into the Side (gray) cable then I have 5.1.
I also changed the Hz format from 44 - 192.
When I try to go into the sound configuration the only available options to check off are with Front Center Side and Rear is grayed out with 5.1 but when I check 7.1 I can check and uncheck all speakers.
I have spoke to HP and I have spoke to Microsoft many times. Time to reach out to the forums!
I have had this issue on this desktop twice already on two different desktops. The first time I automatically upgraded to Windows 10 which I then blamed the sound issue on, or faulty hardware on the motherboard. So I went and got a identical desktop so it is a brand new desktop first start up and same issue.
-------------Sorry for the long post but I am realy frustrated and I know its a simple configuration issue somewhere

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Im wanting to see if it would be possible to get some surround sound speakers a minimum of 100watts, that have wireless speakers, for less than 250 dollars, they have to be wireless cause the way my room is set up and the fact im gonna put them with the television and theres no way to rearrange the room I cannnot run wires so wireless is required

However if Wireless 5.1 speakers cannot be found for less than 250 dollars Ill settle for some 2.1 speakers.

A:Help me find some decent Wireless Surround Sound Speakers

I have a set of Harmon Kardon and they are very loud and crystal clear and they were around a 100 bucks.

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I bought 5.1 sound system and JVC receiver, connected to PC via S/PDIF... All components work(play sound) but the problem is that for example in game when i must hear something behind me, i hear it from the front speakers... left/cntr/right balance works fine but rear/front.... the receiver adjusts the mode to 'LINEAR PCM' automatic and the mode goes to 'DOLBY DIGITAL' only in sound options, where i can test the DD... when i test it everything`s great... i can hear every single speaker playing alone for itself but thats only from the test ... in the applications i hear the sound not 5.1 but 3.1 ... the rear speaker work but they work at the same time with the front... And so... any ideas how to adjust the thing correctly to have a nice surround sound ... is it from soundcard or maybe some codecs(driver`s are the latest btw) or maybe some options on the receiver i dont know ...can i make somehow the receiver to work in DD mode all the time or it make`s it only automatic... i don`t know I just want to hear sound from behind when someone talks behind me sound Realtek HD audio ... pls help

A:5.1 surround problem-rear sound through front speakers

what game was it?

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I have a real issue with my new hp notebook 17 - windows 10. I work with playbacks and sequences and I got this new laptop to play them using both stereo channels (Left and Right). The problem is tha the output from my laptop is NOT STEREO there's some left in the right channel and there is some right sound in the left channel.... THIS A BIG PROBLEM! Can anybody help me solve this issue? This is an urgent matter for me.... HELP Please! I already use an USB Audio Card, download the latest audio drivers, anything any forum has try and that didnt solve the problem! It is unthinkable that I can use stereo output in a laptop, specially when that was the main reasin I got it! My specs>Win 10 - 64bitsAMD A6-6310 APU4Gb RAM8130 25.12 System board Realtek High Definition AudioRTKVHD64.sys version driver My hp comes with DTS Studio Sound (if that helps... Some forums propose an uninstall of this "enhacement" as a solution but This can't be uninstalled) Thanks! Juan 

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Hi, I just got some logitech x530 5.1 speakers, and like them so far, but can't get surround sound to work, only stereo. I have integreated realtek 7.1 audio.

I have tested the speakers with the test utilty on my other pc, and they all work right.

For some reason I can't get to the sound utilty on my pc I'm trying to install this on. I used to have a "sound effect" icon near the clock, but then I removed it when I cleaned up my icons, and now I can't find a way to access the utility. I tried to install the sound drivers again, but it didn't seem to help.

I think my sound issue is also due to the fact my version of powerdvd 5 is limited, since it only lists stereo as a sound option, and 6 speaker is blanked out. So, do I have to shell out $40 for the full version of powerdvd6? Is powerdvd the one I should get, or is windvd better?

Another option I though of would be for me to just get a soundblaster live, or audigy 2 value, etc, since they probably come with a dvd playing software program that can handle surround sound(correct me if I'm wrong about that).

If I would get a sound card, should I get a creative brand? I've heard they're a pain, that you have to keep the original cd, just to install updates off the net, is that true? If so, which other brands are ok. I've seen a card based on via's envy 24, is that good?

So, I have several problems, if anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.
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A:Surround sound advice: Logitech x530 5.1 speakers + integrated 7.1

Is my question that hard?

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I'm trying to configure 5.1 Surround Sound but Realtek doesn't seem to be installing and it's driving me nuts.

I have installed the driver provided by Gigabyte for my motherboard and it's not doing anything. It installs, asks me to restart the PC but nothing is there. OS is Windows 7 64-bit.

Gigabyte says that my motherboard supports both 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound so I don't understand why I can't configure my speakers to run 5.1 (it only lets me use Stereo).

Device manager only shows High Definition Audio Device and Control Panel doesn't show Realtek at all. Realtek Audio Manager doesn't appear either, it's not in the system tray icons where I would usually find it. Even searching for Realtek brings up nothing other than all the drivers I have downloaded to see if they would work.

Link to motherboard's Realtek driver as provided by Gigabyte: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4305#dl

Link to motherboard's specification: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4305#sp

Image showing my device manager > sound: http://gyazo.com/36ad517b270bd1e0ae585281527863a9

Any ideas as to what the problem is? I can't seem to find anything audio related in BIOS either.

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The big overarching problem is that I'm not hearing voices coming out of my center channel when there should be voices coming out of my center channel. For example, when playing DiRT 2 there is clearly an icon showing that someone is talking to me, but I can't hear them. This also happens during Left 4 Dead 2's intro movie, lots of ambient sound effects and music but no dialog. Odd.

I think this is being caused by a larger problem though. My motherboard is a Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 running Realtek audio drivers and a Logitech THX 5.1 surround system plugged into the line in jacks on said mobo. Here's what's happening:
The audio manager clearly indicates when I plug in the subwoofer/center channel, rear speakers etc, but when I do the audio test I only get sound from my left and right channels.
I tried hooking up my speakers to my SPDIF out, but I get no sound at all when conducting the speaker test. The cable is good, so that's not the problem. Unlike the line in inputs, there is no indication whatsoever that I have plugged in an optical device which seems odd to me. The red light is on in the SPDIF out port which means it should be working correct?
Same deal with the coax output. No sound or indication that anything has been plugged in.
Here's where it gets more odd. When I play my games the sound comes from all speakers. All 5.1, except for the utter lack of voices from the center channel even though I can hear other sound coming from the c... Read more

A:5.1 speakers only delivering stereo sound. Could this be part of a larger problem?

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Hi Lenovo and everyone, I have two issues with the sound of my Y700-15ISK:I.When any Realtek driver is installed that includes support for the subwoofer, a high pass filter is applied on the main stereo speakers, making sound poorer and more mono-like, especially with enhanced bass using an equalizer.(High pass filter removes low bass frequencies from the main stereo speakers.)(When the default Microsoft driver is installed that does not have subwoofer support, no high pass filter is applied on the main stereo speakers.)Is there a way to disable the high pass filter? I would like bass to come from the main stereo speakers as well. I see no such option on any of the available GUIs, is there such an option from a Command Line Interface?If there is no such option currently, could you put this option in a subsequent driver release, or simply remove the high pass filter from the driver?If you do not have the resources to do so, could you enable us to modify the driver source code and create a custom driver without high pass filter? I am sure the community would love the enhanced music coming from this and similar laptops using the updated driver.(Win 10 or Win7) II.Only on Win7:Subwoofer is out of sync with the main stereo speakers resulting in echo.Happens using Lenovo's Win7 64-bit, Win10 64-bit, and Realtek's generic driver as well. Could you guys fix this? Does anyone have a solution for these? Thanks,Andras

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I have no audio, but when I go to (right-click sound icon in tray) --> Playback Devices --> Playback tab --> right click "Speakers / Headphones Realtek High Definition Audio" --> Configure, then in Speaker Setup dialog:
* If I select Quadraphonic in the "Audio channels" list, I hear sound for the RL (rear-left) and RR (rear-right) speakers, with my stereo speakers plugged into the black jack in back. I cannot get sound when testing the regular L and R speakers in Quadraphonic mode; I've tried all 5 jacks.
* When I select Stereo, then clicking L or R speaker icon to test results in no sound, again no matter which of the 5 jacks i plug my stereo speakers into.
* So the only way I have sound is in Quadraphonic mode, but only for the back speakers. Therefore I cannot hear regular stereo output from applications, such as Youtube in Chrome.
This seems like a bug, or a highly unintuitive aspect of Realtek's or Dell's software at best. Any ideas on how to solve? (Beside buying full surround sound speakers)

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I have been using XP for ages so I never run Vista. So I got a nasty suprise when I installed Windows 7. I always played my music with WMP, and in XP WMP automaticly mixes a stereo sound to all boxes in my 5.1 setup which is great. In W7 this isn't the case it just uses the front left an front right speaker. So I tried the Speaker Fill option which worked partially I got sound from all speakers except my subwoofer. Which results in a pretty crappy sound. Does anybody know an other media player which mixes a stereo sound to surround or does anybody have a trick to make it work in WMP?


A:Stereo to Surround


Have you tried changing your sound card option to Surround?

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How do I configure a Dell 5640 sound bar with surround speakers on a new XPS 2720 with Windows 10 (64)?

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how can i make all of the 5 speakers play at the same time stereo files?
i know it wont be a real surround because stereo not supports it, but at least that all of them will provide sound

A:Logitech Z 506 5.1 stereo>surround



all of them working correctly when testing in audio settings tests

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I'm reluctant (well I'm not as I like spending money lol) to buy a head set as I have a very high quality home cinema av receiver.

However the position I sit to play games means the surround speakers are to my left, and ruin the whole surround experience.
And moving the speakers and or myself is out of the question.

So I wish to buy some gaming headphones.

Being a bit of a sound freak (hence the stupidly over priced home cinema system) I like things to sound good.

Now my speaker experience tells me that the likes of turtle beach or tritton surround sets can't possibly sound as good a decent pair of stereo speakers.

So I'm just wondering from your guys experience are the surround headsets actually any good? As I can't see how speakers in close proximity can come anywhere near close to surround.

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A:Stereo vs surround headset

I actually haven't tried any of these surround headsets, but I know that most (maybe all) of them use virtual surround. So what it means is that they tweaked their stereo sounding that much that it doesn't sound like a stereo headset... which they might call surround. These headsets tend to have the option to turn this feature off (who the hell bought them otherwise) but considering that you are an audiophile you wouldn't like it anyway because it degrades the audio quality (I know games' audio quality might not be as important as the music quality is).

I say buy a headphone which is a plain stereo one (I would go for an Akg since they are known for the non tweaked sounding, which saves you even more quality). I think that the virtual sorrund is only a matter of taste in games.

I hope I helped somewhat

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Hello Guys,

I have a Creative Audigy 2 7.1 Soundcard, Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speaker Set and a Games Console.
Basically I have hooked my Games Console up to the line-in of my Soundcard and the stereo signal can be heard from the Left, Right and Subwoofer speakers of my speaker set.

Does anyone know how I can get theis signal to play through all 8 speakers (preferably via a software solution).
I don't care about modding the frequencies to aquire fake surround. I just want to pump the stereo sound through all the speakers.

It would probably work if I used several line splitters plugged into the Left and Right output sockets but is there a software solution?

Any replies would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Stereo To Surround

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M51va asus laptop
2.8 GHZ processor
unknown soundcard, sorry (with realtek High Definition audio driver)
Logitech x 530 speakers

Problem is I can only here out of the front two speakers and the sub woofer but not the other 3.

Anyone got any suggestions?
Im happy to download, buy stuff etc. as long as its within reason and it doesnt invovle buying a new sound card

thanks guys!

A:how to get audio from stereo to surround?

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Hi everyone,

I've been researching and pulling my hair out, and starting to think what I'm after is somehow not possible to achieve.

My goal is to be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic (narration), while also being able to playback ONLY my speakers to my headphones.

Basically, I wish to monitor ONLY the speaker audio, WITHOUT my mic (narration).

I thought I could achieve this by using Realtek HD Audio Manager, which allows you to playback two different audio streams simultaneously. However, it would seem that only certain Windows applications which are written to give you the option of changing the playback device can take advantage of this feature. The particular Windows application which I am recording does not give me that option.

So essentially I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to output to a particular playback device, ie. the Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output. The Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output would play to my headphones (application audio ONLY) while at the same time I would be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic all together at once.

I did find this post which broke my heart as it seems this might not be possible due to Windows only providing a single mixer, but wanted to try asking around here too -> Different audio output for certain programs [Solved] - Multimedia - Apps General Discussion

PC Info:
Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz
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A:Record Stereo Mix (mic+speakers) AND output ONLY speakers to headphone

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. There may be some third party program that will do what you want, but not with the default Windows options.

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Hi all!
I have a CREATIVE Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-E Audio Card, and would like to connect my Yamaha PSR-E433 Electronic Keyboard and a Tivoli Audio Digital Radio to my INTEL Core i7-6700K computer preferably on the same input, running MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit.
And hence, my question is as follows;
Can a 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2 x 3.5mm Stereo Jack Splitter Adaptor INPUT sound?
Thank you very much in advance!

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So I have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE.

This has 3 outputs that go to my Logitech 5.1 surround speakers.

Even with this setup, I never view anything with surround sound, and would like to somehow emulate it from everything, including audio, local videos, youtube, etc.

Creative has a complicated program to deal with all of this, and I have it to work a little, but not completely.
Isnt there a program that I can run in my tray or something that actively converts everything to 5.1?

So far I have winamp to work well, but I have the 5.1 surround edition.


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Hey, i bought some cambridge 4.1 surround sound speakers and a creative Extigy and ive i had them linked up for bout 1 month and i was just picking my pen up and notcied there was no sound coming from the rear to speakers and they are all plugged into the back of my sub and they used to work ok, and now they dont, i have been into sound settings and made sure it was on quadrophonic setting, but nothing...helpppp plzzz

A:Surround Speakers!!!

Thats not much detail to go by.

Double check, physical connections as well as driver settings. With creative cards you will have to use the CMSS feature to artifically expand stereo sound even if in the windows control panel you have a 4 speaker setup selected.

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So i got this speaker along with the new computer and when I try to test the speakers in the config, only the front left and front right is working even though I set it to be 5.1 surround. Then I go ahead and play so music on iTunes and it seem like the rest of the speakers are working... Any ideas?

A:Logitech z-906 5.1 surround speakers

Have you set it as 5.1 in the Control Panel/Hardwre and Sound and finally the Sound Panel/Playback Section?
In the Playback section, click on the "Speakers" (your sound device) to highlight it and then click the Configure button. You can set the speaker type to 5.1 there and then test the speakers.

Also, make sure you have the speakers connected correctly to the PC (3 connections) and all the internal speaker connections are correct.

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Hey guys,

I'm not very good at all this, but I've been searching for hours without finding a solution to my problem:

I've recently bought a SoundForce 5.1 (Trust) surround speakers set with a SC-5500P 5.1 External Sound Card. At first I didn't have the sound card so I could only insert 1 Jack 3.5mm and only 2 speakers would work at the same time.
Now however with the sound card I expected them all to work together, but there's only sound coming out of 2 of them (the other emit a very low 'pshhhhhh').

I've tried to configure the setting of my sound into 5.1 surround, but the test sounds only come out of two of the speakers.

Does anyone know how I should fix this problem? I've searched and tried many things, but I'm still clueless of what to do.

If you require more information or anything else, do ask. I'm not sure of what I should tell or give (information).


The jacks I'm using have 3 colours: Orange (center + subwoofer), black (rear) and green (front).
I've just tried some random stuff out: Putting the black jack in the green entrance (sound card) and that made these work. Same if I put the orange one in the green one, it made the center and subwoofer work. However nothing comes out of the black or orange I/O of the soundcard.

Could it be that these are just malfunctioning? (I just bought it today)

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A:Surround 5.1 only 2 speakers working

Since you installed a separate sound card, did you disable the Integrated audio in the BIOS? If not, disable the Integrated in the BIOS as it could be conflicting with your new sound card.

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