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Internal S/PDIF connector on Gigabyte Z97 motherboard

I've ordered a Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 motherboard as part of a new system I'm building, here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4955 Here's the back panel: ...
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Soundblaster X-Fi CMSS 3D issue

I have a 5.1 system and I play it through the Sound Blaster X-Fi MB audio card. As I'm playing a stereo file, I have enabled CMSS 3D upmixing (surround). It used to play for a while. But when I played ...
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How to direct sound to one headphone ubuntu vlc? [duplicate]

My right earpiece is gone. So , I would like to send the sound only to left headphone . Is it possible ??the thing is , some sound is low in one earpiece and high in other , like the base is very low ...
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The quadraphonic speakers stay silent

So I have two amplifiers set up, one plugged in the normal R/L speaker output and the other one in the subwoofer/center output. I've got speakers connected to each amp and have confirmation they both ...
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How do you connect Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to a MacBook with one audio output?

I usually connect my Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to my desktop PC. This PC has rear, front, and center audio outputs in the back, perfect for 5.1 speakers. Recently, this PC started freezing and ...
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How to fool Google Chrome to stereo speaker configuration?

I'm using Windows 7 and my speaker configuration is surround (5.1). I don't have any problem with games or my MP3 player. Games have surround output and it works perfect. MP3 player's output is stereo ...
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OSX Mavericks system wide Stereo upmixing

I have been trying to figure out take the 2 channel output from my mac running mavericks. - iTunes - Safari - Quicktime - Etc. And upmix to use all the speakers in my 5.1 surround sound. I would ...
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5.1 surround from laptop to TV via HDMI doesn't work

I have an ASUS G75VX with an NVidia GeForce 670MX card. I have it hooked up to my Sony Bravia xbr55x850 via HDMI. The Bravia is hooked to a Visio 5.1 surround system via Optical. Here is what my ...
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Connecting 5.1 speaker set to Pc

I bought a 5.1 speaker set: yamaha nsp40 (http://m.asia.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/speaker-systems/speaker-packages/ns-p40_w/) My pc soundcard supports surround and has all the necessary ...
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Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?

I have an old Creative Inspire 5.1 surround system hooked up to the computer I use with a movie projector. The speaker system has recently begun to give off a weird sort of discharge sound, and it ...
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Surround Sound 7.1 in headset

I had been reading a lot about Surround Sound, 7.1, etc.. and finally I'm a little confused about the choices I have! Please, I need help! I want to buy a headset to have 7.1 on the pc for games! If ...
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Can i use external speakers and built-in speaker together?

I have asus x202e. With built in speakers. I connected through AUX cable mini external speakers. my question is if I can use all the four speakers together to get a better surround sound. Is it ...
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ALSA upmixing/processing conditionally from different numbers of input channels

After a lot of research and experimentation, I was able to get ALSA to upmix stereo to 5.1 surround sound the way I want it. However, my problem is now that I can't properly play mono sources (the ...
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Why do i get high pitched sounds from my computer?

When I listen from my laptop, the same song is normal. but from my PC, its just high pitched and painful. please tell me what driver I should install! When i got to properties and update its driver, ...
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One aux to 6 RCA inputs [closed]

I bought an old surround system which has 6 RCA cable inputs (1 for each of the 5 speakers and one for the sub). each input is directed to a single speaker. because I have only a single aux to 2 RCA ...
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getting surround sound on AV with Windows 8.1

OS: Windows 8.1 64bit M/B: Asus M4A88T-M A/V Receiver: DENON AVR-2308 I recently upgraded my (home-built) HTPC to Windows 8.1 (64bit). Since then im unable to get surround sound over to my A/V ...
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5.1 Audio not working on Raspberry PI

My setup consists of the following logic: Raspberry PI to TV through HDMI Optical cable from TV to Logitech Z-5500 soundsystem The Raspberry PI is running Raspbmc; all setup to use 5.1 sound ...
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No dialogues can be heard in a movie with a 5.1 audio

I recently purchased 'PHILIPS DSP56U' 5.l multimedia system and got it connected with my laptop. All the speakers are connected good and all the channels responded well for the test sounds. The stereo ...
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Connecting a Razer Tiamat 7.1

I have a box with a AsRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. Just got a new headset, which is a Razer Tiamat 7.1. Both devices state they support 7.1 channel surround. There is however a mismatch between the ...
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surround system + hard drive being too close = death

I bought a sound system of ~1000 watts for my HTPC and I was wondering: how close should my computer and/or hard drives be from it in order to prevent sound and/or magnetic damage? Thanks Also ...
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NVidia GT630M Surround Sound

I'm trying to work out if a particular computer (A Lenovo E530) can handle Surround Sound (through its HDMI cable) and if so how many channels It can provide. I understand this laptop in question has ...
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Will an 8-channel HD sound card output HD 7.1 surround sound through…?

I'm considering buying an MSI C847MS-E33 mATX with an integrated CPU and sound card for use as a micro CD/DVD-player/HTPC. The mATX has six audio ports on the back panel, and one internal port/header. ...
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Sennheiser pc 333d can only set to stereo

I just bought a Sennheiser pc 333d headset, installed the driver and everything, but at the last step I have to go into my sound settings and set the headset to 7.1. however I only have the option for ...
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How to stop Flash Player from upmixing stereo to 5.1?

I'm using Flash Player 11.6.602.171 in Firefox 19.0.2 with Windows 7 and a 5.1 sound device. I just noticed that when playing stereo sound in Flash (e.g. Youtube, Soundcloud), Flash is upmixing ...
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Does sound card quality matter for digital output?

I want to use a cheap USB sound card to connect my Raspberry Pi (which has only HDMI and stereo out) to my home cinema receiver (which has no HDMI input), in order to get digital surround playback. ...
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Setting up two 2.1 speakers sets as a 5.1 system

I have two sets of Logitech Z313 (as well as another pair of speakers from before). Each Z313 has a sub-woofer and two speakers. Is there a way I can set these up to make a 5.1 system or something ...
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How do I “force” surround sound in audio properties of Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 Professional on the 15" MacBook Pro Retina. I have the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro, which is a USB sound card, and I enabled THX TruStudio Pro to enable virtual ...
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Emulating 4.0 Surround using two separate speaker sets

I have two stereo speaker sets. For past couple of days I have been trying to get them to work in 4.0 surround configuration. What I have tried is connecting one set to the main (Green Connector) on ...
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3.1 Surround Sound via optical out

I have a Xonar DG sound card, and I'm outputting my computer sound via an optical cable. It's connected to a 3.1 Sony Sound Bar (model ht-ct150). Is there a setting/driver/software of some kind where ...
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Audio tearing, Freeze

I'm running windows 7 64 bit. I've been getting audio tearing that lasts for about a second and is accompanied by a short freeze of the computer. It's really irritating, especially during games, or ...
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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe 5.1 Sound Troubles after Reboot/Standy

My Problem: If you Stand-By/Hibernate/Shutdown my PC and reboot/wake it up, i got strange sound. Then sound is without Bass (and Sound in Battlefield 3 sounds weird, maybe just because of the missing ...
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How can I split a surround sound signal to output between two discrete sound cards?

I'm currently using Windows 7 (home edition) and have two stereo sound cards, that can simultaneously play two different audio streams. I want to use these two devices as a virtual 4/0 surround ...
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No surround sound over HDMI

I have my Pioneer receiver hooked up to my AMD HD4600 which supports audio output over HDMI. I used to work fine, however, after a recent driver update, it will only output stereo sound. It used to ...
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building a media pc from scrap parts [closed]

I am wanting to build a media pc from some old parts and i have a few questions as well. My goals for the media center pc: blue ray 1080p watch youtube and other internet video work with my ...
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Normal Stereo Output to ALL Speakers

I have headphones and some simple AmazonBasics stereo speakers (like $13). They both work great. The AmazonBasics speakers are amplified, powered by USB or batteries. The headphones (Razer), ...
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What media server can stream (transcode) video to my television yet retain surround sound?

As is often the case, in writing this question I found my answer. Posted below to aid others. New and different answers are more than welcome. My television is a Network Media Device (NMD) and thus ...
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Can I use an audio Y splitter and 2 different pairs of speakers to get 4.1 surround?

I have 2 different pairs of speakers, one with a sub and one without. I also have only 1 audio jack on my laptop, but I bought an audio Y splitter. I was wondering if it would be possible to use 4.1 ...
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Windows 7 says HDMI audio is 2ch max

I recently purchased a Radeon HD 5450 for my HTPC. When I hook it up to my TV, Windows 7 reports that the audio device only supports 2 channels. Why is this? I've read that this will happen if the ...
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Emulate 5.1 Surround Sound in Windows Media Player 12?

I have the VL Sound 5.1 plugin for Winamp which enables 5.1 surround sound emulation for stereo music files on Windows Vista/7. I'm just wondering, is there something similar for Windows Media Player ...
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How can you change the default audio output in VLC to 5.1?

Is there a setting in VLC to change default audio output to 5.1?
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finding a 5.1 to pro logic converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downmix surround to Dolby Pro-Logic at the OS/driver level in Windows 7? I was never very good when it came to the audio side of things, so maybe someone can help me ...
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Need for external sound card

I am having an old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Recently I bought myself a Bose QC15 headphone. I find the sound I get on the headphone a bit thin (lacks depth). I mostly listen to FLACs. I was ...
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How to mute March Madness announcers [closed]

I am watching march madness via the on demand app, and I don't want to hear the announcers. I believe they are on the center channel. I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Studio 14, with Realtek High ...
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Downmix surround to Dolby Pro-Logic at the OS/driver level in Windows 7?

First off, I'm talking about Dolby Pro-Logic, a really old tech for encoding 4 audio channels (L/R/C/SR) into two analog outputs, and then extracting them again. It was used in surround sound systems ...
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Why does my 5.1 surround work in testing only?

I've got a 5.1 speaker setup. In both this SoundMax utility (I think it came with my motherboard), and in the Windows 7 sound test, all 5.1 speakers work properly, but that's the only time that I can ...
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Enabling Surround sound on a Realtek ALC892 via SPDIF, on Windows 7

I have a problem with my ALC892, on an ASRock mainboard (ASRock 890FX Deluxe4). I get only stereo sounds if I use SPDIF connection, in general. My amp shows that is getting surround sound only when I ...
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Upscaling audio from 2.1 to 5.1 in Windows 7

I'm currently using the onboard sound on my Asus P6T6 WS Revolution motherboard (SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio) and was wondering if there was any way to make either windows or the audio drivers ...
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Redirect channel to another speaker

I'm not sure about the title but don't know how to say it in a clearer way. My Soundcard is a Creative X-Fi and I'm using the Creative console starter. Now I'd like to use my speakers not only for ...
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Are there any 5.1 surround audio switches on the market? [closed]

(Somewhat related to this question) I have a set of Logitech 5.1 surround speakers, which use three stereo 3.5mm TRS connectors (minijacks) to transfer the audio (the typical green/black/orange audio ...
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To make use of 5.1 sound do i need a 5.1 headphone/speaker?

I recently bought a Toshiba X500 laptop with decent speakers & sound card in it. I want to use headphones but im unsure if they also need to have the same audio channels as the sound card (5.1 in ...