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Windows 7: 5.1 speakers only playing 2.1

13 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
5.1 speakers only playing 2.1

Hi,

I have just bought Logitech z506 5.1 surround sound speakers, but when I connect them to my pc audio only plays from the front 2 and sub woofer in everything apart from when I configure them in playback devices.

I know that most audio is only 2.1 anyway but is there a way to get it to come out of the other speaker? I have updated drivers and this hasn't helped.

Thank you in advance.


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13 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look in the Realtek control panel for the speaker fill option, that should get all the speakers working from a stereo source.
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13 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi,

I found the speaker fill option but all sound seems to still be coming only from the front 2 speakers
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13 Apr 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

MisterTurtl3,
You will need to find some source material that has a lot of rear information to test. The fact that you are hearing only front channels is quite normal. Try wrapping the left and right fronts in two heavy towels and raising the volume to test!
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13 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Green, black and orange cables connected to the correct jacks on both the computer and speakers?
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13 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks linnemeyerhere, the rear 2 were playing after I click speaker fill but just really quietly. I just found an option in room correction which let me turn them up

Cheers for your help guys
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