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Windows 7: no bass coming out of my subwoofer


06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
no bass coming out of my subwoofer

I recently bought myself a new computer & ever since, have been having nothing but troubles. 1 in particular is no bass coming out of my subwoofer. I had a computer built in 2000 that ran XP Pro and my Altec Lansing speakers worked great. Now I have Windows 7 & Realtek HD On-board sound which gives absolutely no bass. Just curious if anyone has heard anything about a conflict between Realtek HD and Windows 7?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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06 Apr 2011   #2
Woz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)
 
 

Of course you're not getting any bass out of your sub...Microsoft switched over to salmon for Win 7.

Welcome to Windows 7 Forum!

Seriously, though. I have Realtek HD on-board (ASUS mobo) and an old Altec Lansing 2.1 speaker system, and my sub works fine. The crossover in the speaker system should handle the job of sending LF signals to the sub, nothing in Windows or the Realtek hardware.

Maybe just make sure every cable is hooked up correctly and not damaged. My A-T sub has a special connector that has several small pins. If your is the same, make sure the pins are not bent. If everything looks fine, open the sub and check for a blown fuse. Worst-case, your sub may have bit the dust.
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20 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope... Sub did not bite the dust....unless everytime it is hooked up to my older machine it is resurrected from the dead.

Yes, the cords are fully plugged in.

Also... the power is on.

The surge protector is turned on.

The surge protector is plugged in.

The outlet in which all of this is plugged in, is working.
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20 Apr 2011   #4
Woz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)
 
 

It sounds like the hardware is okay.
Is the green speaker output configured as a 2.1 system? IIRC, (I'm at work...XP Pro) there are settings which allow you to change the output type for the individual outputs.
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20 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Try looking at your sound settings. Under playback tab there are additional settings you might look at that could be causing this.
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21 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not quite sure about the green speaker output...

Under Audio Manager, Speaker Configuration is as follows:
5.1 Speaker
Only Sub Woofer is checked, simulating a 2.1 setup

Full Range Speakers
Front Left and Right is checked

Nothing else is checked on this tab

Sound Effects Tab
None

DTS
Off

What should I be looking at?

Oh, and I have the latest driver installed 2.59
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21 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just to throw this in there, the speakers I have are Altec Lansing 4.1 Digital Speaker System (641). This includes 2 fronts, 2 rears and a subwoofer. 2 lines connect the subwoofer to the computer: A green line and a black line. 1 is for the front speakers and the other is for the rear. I'm not quite sure which line gives the subwoofer it's signal.
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21 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You need to setup the Realtek audio;







Right-click on the loudspeaker icon in the tray for the sound manager;




Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #9

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LKru33 View Post
I recently bought myself a new computer & ever since, have been having nothing but troubles. 1 in particular is no bass coming out of my subwoofer. I had a computer built in 2000 that ran XP Pro and my Altec Lansing speakers worked great. Now I have Windows 7 & Realtek HD On-board sound which gives absolutely no bass. Just curious if anyone has heard anything about a conflict between Realtek HD and Windows 7?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Other things that affects the sound/bass
Check for an option setting the speakers to 'small' or 'large'
('Large' means 'full frequency' - like normal hifi floor standing speakers)

Setting speakers to 'small' will invoke the bass setting you have set (normally 120hz cut off) and 'puta then redirects the sound frequencies below 120hz to the .1 Bass box.
(If you have a posh sound setup you will have to set each pair of speakers individually.)

Something else that might fix it is to try checking the option to swap front/rear outputs to invoke your Bass .1
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21 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Here ya go. Sorry, couldn't resist.


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