Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:34 PM
I have recently just built a new pc with new MS XP Pro installed etc..I decided to use my same 5.1 speaker system and audio card from my old pc. They are only about 9 months old now. The Model of My Speakers are Philips MMS460 5.1 Speakers and my Audio card was Pro InnoAX 5.1, which all worked superbly until new build.
I connected and installed the card and speakers following the instructions so i got all the jacks in the right place, Audio driver installed fine too. When i used it i could only hear certain speakers, so i tried all types of combinations of FRONT, SURROUND and SUB/Centre IN on the audio card, and not being able to get full 5.1 only back and front with no centre/sub was the best. So today i decided i would go for the external Creative Sounds Blaster 24bit, thinking the card was the source of the problem. Its a nice external unit i followed the instructions and but all the line in cables as it directed. The same problem.... so i turned my attention to the speakers and fiddled with the line in connection going into the speaker...and the best i have got is with ONLY the FRONT IN connected, No C/Sub COnnection or Surround IN at the speakers but all Line In cables are In on external sound card, and now i seem to be getting the front working and the centre and sub and the back are 'working' but its faint. If i connected Surround / Sub IN it would cancel out front or back speakers. Has anyone had a problem similar to this? and is it a Connection problem or is my 5.1 speakers faulty all of a sudden.