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26th December 2003, 06:02
Thought I would post this here and ask you guys for help. Most of you seam to know alot about speakers, music, etc.
Anyways I am trying to install some Logitech Z-560 and using a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro.
For the life of me I cant figure this shit out. Its driving me mad. The booklit that came with the speakers is 4pages long and worthless. :(
I have managed to get sound out of all four speakers but not the correct channels.
This is a 4.1 system btw. Trying to setup it up correctly.
I have made sure all the speakers are connected correctly and they are. All of them. I have checked 50 times.
Anyways it says they are not when I try to calbrate but every last one is. Just dont understand what it wants me to do.
So can someone who has experince with these speakers or sound card help me out please.
Really would appraciate it. As of now I have set back everything to defualt and just have the speakers pluged into the correct things on the subwoofer. lol
Thanks a lot,
26th December 2003, 07:11
Man I am starting to worry that the cable from the logetch speaker controler thing is fucked cuase it seems i have them in correct. :( THe black one that is. As the green seems to work fine. No matter were i plug the black one into i get nothing, no sound. SHould have sound in RL/RR.
Now why do I think this is the case. Well if I plus the green into the second one for RL/RR then it works. Black does not work in any of them. :(
Cant believe this man. Just got them today and already major problems. :(
26th December 2003, 07:13
There is usually a 'line out' socket next to the speaker socket. Try that.
26th December 2003, 12:44
I've read about channel mapping problems with this type of setup, but I think it was the fault of the Audigy-2 rather than the Logitech 4.1 system. I also believe there was a workaround for it.
I'll research further and post what I find.
26th December 2003, 12:48
I saw the title "Spakers" and I immediatly put "I be an retarded" by They Might Be Giants on...
26th December 2003, 13:16
OK, I couldn't find the exact discussion I remember, but here's a thread on ABXZone that might help.
Not sure what OS you're running, but if it's XP or 2000, here's a post from that thread that may help solve your problem...
"Open creative surround mixer advanced mode and set the speakers option to 5.1 speakers.
Then go to sound and audio devices in WinXP control panel:
Speaker settings > advanced > set the drop down to 5.1 surround sound speakers"
Edit: Oops, my mistake. In your case, select "4.1 surround sound" instead of "5.1".
26th December 2003, 15:32
There should be a Creative tray icon. Right click on that, click on calibrate speakers or speaker settings or something. Then change your speaker setup to 4.1 speakers.
If it doesn't know it has 4.1 speakers... why should it output 5 channels?
26th December 2003, 19:35
to test if the rear channel works press the M3D button on the remote, but keep in mind M3D isn't true 4 channel
Ok, you need to enable 4 speaker output, open the Speaker Settings, then change the speakers from 2 speaker to 4 speaker mode.
If you can't see the speaker settings, then click on advanced mode
On the back of the card, here are the connections and the desriptions:
O Line out 1 - Connects to Front Left and Front Right inputs on powered analog speakers or an external amplifier for audio output.
O Line out 2 - Connects to Rear Left, Rear Right and Side Right (only on 7.1 speaker systems) inputs on powered analog speakers or an external amplifier for audio output.
O Line Out 3 - Connects to Front Center, Subwoofer and Side Left (only on 7.1 speaker systems) or Rear Center (only on 6.1 speaker systems) inputs on powered analog speakers, or an external amplifier for audio output
| AD_LINK 1 - Connects to the External I/O Hub for transferring data.
U AD_LINK 2
26th December 2003, 19:52
Yea I have done all of that. :(
Now when I go to calibrate I hear sound from every speaker exepct front right. Which makes no sense as I should only be hearing sound from one speaker right?
I keep going through the thing untill I get this:
Its like the damn thing really is retarted because thats how i have it for every fucking speaker. Really starting to piss me off.
Does anyone know the pupose of the black cable from the speaker control box thing. As it does nothing at all.
Not only that it chanes every fucking time with what speaker are setup wrong.
I have checked every single connection there is with the damn thing and everything is correct.
27th December 2003, 05:09
Thank God. I finally figured it out. I disabled the M30 option and now it works like a charm. Even though music sounds better with it on.
Anyone know what that is? Is it like a 5th virutal center speaker or something?
28th December 2003, 06:46
From what I read, all the M3D does is create 'surround' from just the green stereo source.
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