5.1 speaker problems

  Sloath 11:43 17 Mar 2003
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I am running 5.1 Videologic ZXR550 speakers on a Soundblaster Audigy card. I can only get the left, right and sub speakers to work and not the centre or rear speakers.

I am sure I have got the cables plugged into the correct sockets.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Steve

  tran1 12:14 17 Mar 2003

The media you play needs to support 5.1 surrond sound. If it doesn't, then you will only get sound from the front 2 -channels.

Have you tried playing anything with 5.1 surrond sound, such as a DVD?

You can test your speaker setup with your Creative Diagnostics software.

  Lú-tzé 12:35 17 Mar 2003

With the creative install, should have been the creative audio HQ or something similar. That will allow you to test the five speakers by sending a sound through each one detailing what it is - front left, centre and so on.

Also check in the advanced section of sound / multimedia (or equivalent) in the control panel which will allow you to put configure surround sound.

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