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5.1 issues w/ Creative board

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    5.1 issues w/ Creative board

    Hi,

    I'm currently using 32 bit Vista Home Premium and an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card. The OS is not recognizing my rear speakers at all. I've tried letting Vista install the drivers itself and I've also used beta and current release drivers from Creative's site.

    5.1 sound is enabled in the sound properties tab in Vista along with Creative Audio Console. I've toyed around with different settings and these are the results. If audio console is set to 2.1 and Vista 5.1, all channels play correctly but rear channels play through Front Left and right speakers. If both are set to 5.1, sound is distorted, center and sub don't play, and there is no sound from rear.

    Sound plays through rear speakers if I use Dolby Pro Logic II settings on my speakers (Logitech Z-5500). That said, the OS still does not play through the rear channels. This only works on movies and music, but not games or other software.

    At one point in the past, my rear-right channel would work. I don't know what I did, but no nothing works.

    Halp

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    Re: 5.1 issues w/ Creative board

    Disregard this thread, I fixed it.

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    Re: 5.1 issues w/ Creative board

    Quote Originally Posted by Xemasterqwerty View Post
    Disregard this thread, I fixed it.

    Well done. What was the problem (So we can learn by your efforts)

    Norm

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    Re: 5.1 issues w/ Creative board

    Heed the basic tech support question of "is it plugged in?"

    Sounds embarrassingly simple, but my black cable for the rear speakers was only half plugged in to the control center. I believe it's unique to the Z-5500 speakers; you connect audio cables (direct, optical, coax) into the station, which then routes another cable to the sub. All speaker wiring connects to the sub.

    What confuses me is how audio could still play from the back speakers with the jack only half inserted. Windows obviously didn't recognize it, but some sound played.

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    Re: 5.1 issues w/ Creative board

    Quote Originally Posted by Xemasterqwerty View Post
    Heed the basic tech support question of "is it plugged in?"

    Sounds embarrassingly simple, but my black cable for the rear speakers was only half plugged in to the control center. I believe it's unique to the Z-5500 speakers; you connect audio cables (direct, optical, coax) into the station, which then routes another cable to the sub. All speaker wiring connects to the sub.

    What confuses me is how audio could still play from the back speakers with the jack only half inserted. Windows obviously didn't recognize it, but some sound played.
    Thanks for the info. Handy to know if (when) I hook up my HDMI.

    Norm

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