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Windows 7: SoundMAX 5.1 does not work

27 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Here you go, try these ..

I have them installed and they work fine....cant seem to access mic2 (fp mic ) tho

hope this helps,


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17 Jan 2010   #12

Windows7 Ultimate x64

For almost 1 week had the same problem, than after reading a lot-installing uninstalling,

just change in control panel - sound - advanced properties to 16 bit (cd quality)
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07 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professinal x64

I was struggling to get my 5.1 system work with my 64bit win7. I tried installing a bunch of different drivers and messed around with the sound Control Panel but nothing seemed to work.

Well it turned out that I just needed to enable "Sonic Focus" in the SoundMax Control Panel and voilá. I'm currently using the 1988AB V6585 driver package which I downloaded from Asus' website for my motherboard. Hope this helps!
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07 Apr 2010   #14


windows 7 will automatically detected a true 5.1 movie or a music files so if you have 5.1 speakers in win 7 and are listening to music and it is only playing thru the front speakers its right Try to download Media player Classic the do this (IN pic)

This helped me good luck...
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07 Apr 2010   #15


HI I have the same problem in XP when I was watching movie or listing to music, it was playing thru all the speakers (5.1)not true 5.1 . But in Win 7 only the front 2 speakers (Stereo 2.1).

It is Right that in Win 7 it plays thru the front speakers (Stereo 2.1) WHY Because mp3`s are only Stereo 2.1 and about all 700MB movies.

True 5.1 is for 5 channels Front 2 ,Rear 2 and Front Center . The Movie or Music HAS to HAVE IT

and to enable the matrix is BS it sounds like SH*t (ticking the room option)


On Win7 I Listen to music and watch movies on Media player Classic. WHY because it Can enable the channels I need, this is the only player that I could fine that can do this.

Here is what to do in it to Get sound thru all 5 speakers NOT TRUE 5.1 Sound also works with more speakers All the same sound thru all the speakers and doesn`t sound like Crap

a 5.1 Movie that has 5.1 will win 7 automatically get it This is The only player that Plays SPDIF (Optical) The right way. But you have to Check the SPDIF in your Sound Manager and in the player (This is not for music)

Because Win 7 don`t do it Self when trying to play a Dolby Surround 5.1 DTS .....
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