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Configuring 5.1 sound


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#1 JodyVL

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:33 PM

Hey guys...

So, I bought a cool 5.1 speaker system - "Goldship" is the brand - but discovered I'd bought a system meant to be plugged into a DVD. It came with only 3 cables, two sets of black and red points on each, which of course fit nowhere into my pc.

So I thought I'd be clever and buy three sets of cables with one pair of black and red points on one end, and a PC plug thingy on the other end.
This works to an extent: Only the green receiver recognises speakers. So now, I have the red and white points plugged into "AUX" and the other end into the green receiver, and all the speakers plus sub are working. But they are obviously not "real" surround sound, just 5.1 speakers acting as stereo sound.

So my question is, what driver program do I need to download to set my blue and pink receivers to recognise speakers. And also, in my Windows 7 sound settings, under Audio Channels, I have only one option to choose from: Stereo. The 5.1, and quadrophonic etc options I've read about online are simply not there. (?)

Many thanks
Jody

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:55 AM

Hello Jody and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Can you please post the make and model number of your computer, or the motherboard if that's possible.

Before you post that information, let me say that computers with surround sound capabilities such as mine have to be set up to use the audio inputs as outputs, this may sound strange when you first read what I just said, but this is common on High Definition Audio and Realtec AC'97 audio systems, the inputs are designated as outputs to create 6 audio outputs.

Once I know the audio properties of your motherboard, I can tell you how to setup the six channels needed to create quadraphonic audio or surround sound with a BASS cannon/booster included.

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