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Windows 7: Asus Xonar DX Help

22 Oct 2009   #1
Stef0s

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Asus Xonar DX Help

I have the above card, and i cant get 5.1 sound through S/PDIF... I have the lateset drivers(its beta though) and my speakers are the Logitech Z-5500.. When i was using XP all was working perfect, but now i am getting 2.1 sound through S/PDIF and no sound through the single connection..

Thanks in advance


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22 Oct 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not that it helps your problem, but any particular reason for using the optical connection over analogue? Reason for asking is that your sound card has a better DAC on it than what is in the Z5500, and you would get better sound using analogue (which would also solve your 5.1 problem )
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22 Oct 2009   #3
Stef0s

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I cant get 5.1 sound from both connections,always 2.1...Did the tests,i am getting the the sound from all the speakers,but actually i dont. when i listen a song through WMP,or youtube, etc = 2.1 again . The reason that i am using S/PDIF is for Dolby Digital Live.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Nice advice Stormy. +1 Rep.

The S/PDIF output on this card is shared with analog line and mic input port. So it could actually be using a wired digital connection. There's an adapter though that allows for Tos-link.

If S/PDIF out isn't used, it frees up the port for other use. So again, good advice I say.

Nonetheless, good call on that. Very true.

Checking these Xonar family of cards out, they seem very good! I would have definitely considered buying one if I didn't need all the inputs, types of inputs and practically non-existant latency that my MOTU Traveler offers with ASIO drivers.
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22 Oct 2009   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
when i listen a song through WMP,or youtube, etc = 2.1 again .
Unless any of those are being fed through DDL, they are all going to come out in 2/2.1 as they are all stereo (and mono for most things on Youtube).

Unfortunately I can't help with the DDL as I don't use it, only have analogue speakers (X-530) so no need of it. I must have done something wrong on my end though as my Xtreme Music just works; 5.1 where it is supposed to be, CMSS3D for those stereo sources I want in 5.1, etc; when so many are having problems.
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22 Oct 2009   #6
Stef0s

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Forget youtube... What about WMP?
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22 Oct 2009   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stef0s View Post
Forget youtube... What about WMP?
Same thing. Unless you are playing DVD-A, it is all (music CD's, mp3's, etc) encoded in stereo right from the source.

Just curious but have you tried using the analogue connections and enabling the Xear3D to up-mix those stereo sources to 5.1? Would help to rule out if it is just a digital problem, or a problem in general with the drivers/DDL/config settings/etc?
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22 Oct 2009   #8
Stef0s

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stef0s View Post
Forget youtube... What about WMP?
Same thing. Unless you are playing DVD-A, it is all (music CD's, mp3's, etc) encoded in stereo right from the source.

Just curious but have you tried using the analogue connections and enabling the Xear3D to up-mix those stereo sources to 5.1? Would help to rule out if it is just a digital problem, or a problem in general with the drivers/DDL/config settings/etc?
Thanks for your posts, but i found what was the problem... I was confused with an option that actually added to the card interface (Audio Channel) in Windows Vista/7
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