Audigy to Six Channel AMP?
Posted 05 October 2002 - 07:20 PM
Does anyone know which phono wire goes into the subwoofer input and which goes to the centre input on an amp? would it be the red or the white that goes into the sub channel on the amp :x . This is from my audigy soundcard to the six channel in on my sony amp.
Posted 05 October 2002 - 07:35 PM
Posted 06 October 2002 - 04:25 AM
Just thought I'd chime in I hope it helps.
Posted 08 October 2002 - 10:40 PM
Regular audio CDs dont have it either as far as I can tell. What's the point of having a 5.1 surround system when very little is in 5.1 surround. I mean might as well get 2 extra speakers and run it off of the front channels... That is pretty much what is happening now I think.
Posted 09 October 2002 - 08:01 PM
your question makes little or no sense. i think you got a typo here. please clarify
"Because my MP3s play on the front and the rear channels but never the front"?
if you are using the analog out, properly configured to be for 5.1 audio in the audigy / live setup, almost all games (again properly configured in the game) will play in 5.1.
i believe if you set your Windows speaker set up to 5.1, mp3's will play in at least the front and back. i know mine do.
also there are probably various enviroment setting on your 5.1 reciever to output a stereo input into a psuedo 5.1 output, depends on your reciever tho.
your MP3's should be coming out the front speakers at the very least tho, if they come out the rear only then you have a wiring issue, probably got the front and back mixed up.
I wasnt aware that the center/sub output were the same, i thought it had a built in crossover... but i never really looked into i just assumed.
i am gonna check that out when i get home from work.
the digital 5.1 spdif only outputs stereo for games/mp3's and 5.1 for 5.1 encoded dolby digital dvd's.
the nforce is the only audio solution that will digitally output games, music etc, into a dolby digital 5.1 stream. remember the audigy cannot encode dolby 5.1. wich is why an analog output to a home receiver is necassary to play games in 5.1 on that receiver.
hope this helps.
Posted 10 October 2002 - 12:32 AM
Sorry about the terrible english I was in a hurry and didn't really pay any attention to what I was typing... lol oh well.
But this is the situation.
I have Windows Multimedia settings for audio output of 5.1, the Audigy software is also set for 5.1 output. This is all being done analouge.
My speakers (aiwa 5.1 surround sound system) has 5.1 inputs on the back. (6 total inputs for front left and right, rear left and right, center, and sub). All the wiring is correct.
My MP3s are playing in the rear and front channels. However the center and sub do not appear to be working for MP3s. But in surround sound games the center does work and so does the sub. Is this normal?
Apparently (I browsed Creative.coms FAQ) and MP3s are only processed in those channels and if you want the full 5.1 you need to use the Creative Player software and enable something like CMSS or something... that simulates the 5.1. I do not really care for the Creative program so does anyone know of any other mp3 players that can do this? I don't think Winamp can because I looked through 2.xx and 3.
Anyway I just wanted to let you know what was going on this way so you can understand it. But maybe I should not be worried and I am just a picky bastard.
Thanks for the help...
Posted 10 October 2002 - 01:28 AM
"My MP3s are playing in the rear and front channels. However the center and sub do not appear to be working for MP3s. But in surround sound games the center does work and so does the sub. Is this normal?"
absolutely normal, that is exactly what mine does as well. it up converts stereo into 4 channel (dual stereo), but you have to have the creative software (crapware) to do the 5.1 in software.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 01:52 AM
Now I think Winamp needs to have software build-in that will simulate 5.1 surround. Because I'm not getting any bass, and I had to use a splitter on the front channel to use for my sub. And the center is useless....
Oh well maybe I'll use the Creative crap.
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