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Windows 7: 5.1 speakers but test signal only on 2 speakers

07 Dec 2012   #1
DutchAmsterdam

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 
5.1 speakers but test signal only on 2 speakers

I have a Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme PCI-Ex, and Logitech Z-5500 5.1 THX speakers.

All speakers work; all software, drivers and codecs are up-to-date.

Recently I noticed that in the Speaker Setup screen, the test button only results in sound from the left and right front speakers.

I checked because after a VLC update, mkv files no longer played correctly in the 5.1 mode. Music played, but the voices were muted (while no speakers are muted, and all are connected). I have to select "2 front, 2 rear" Audio Device in order to hear the speech as well.

I have the same problem when playing movies in PowerDVD, where I have to select the 2-speakers setting in order to hear all the sound.

Note:
- Previously the test button did sound all 5 speakers
- The test button on the Logitech remote still sounds all 5 speakers

I have Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit.

Any suggestions?


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07 Dec 2012   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Dutch mate I have a Xonar card in my machines and it has a control GUI a bit like the Realetk HD control so has yours not got a similar feature?

Yes it has mate http://support.creative.com/Products...i+Xtreme+Audio

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=cr...w=1920&bih=955
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