P4R800-VM Front Panel - Sound Issues

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Al, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Al

    Al Guest

    I have a brand new Asus P4R800-VM that has some issues with the front panel
    sound connections. The first is that I can't get the front Mic to work at
    all. The case (Silverstone SST-LC03-B Lascala Series) has three wires,
    MIC-IN, MIC-POWER, and GROUND. The board's relevant connectors are labeled
    MIC2, MICPWR, AGND, and +5VA. No idea what the +5VA is used for, and I
    haven't tried connecting it.

    This is what I connected:

    (Silverstone case connector -> Asus P4R800-VM connector)

    MIC-IN -> MIC2

    with no success.

    The I tried removing the MIC-POWER connection on the advice of a Usenet post
    I found, since I am not using powered mics. This also didn't work. I
    tested the mics I am using on the rear mic connection, and they work fine.
    The board uses a SoundMax digital audio system that is built in. Any ideas?

    Then, after fooling around with the mic problem for a while, then the rear
    speaker out stopped working! After trying a few things, I finally
    disconnect the front speaker out connection, replaced the jumpers, and now
    the rear speakers work fine. Is there any way to get the front speaker and
    rear speaker connection to work at the same time? Here is how I connected
    the front speakers:

    R-OUT -> Line out_R
    L-OUT -> Line out_L

    Well, as I redid everything very carefully to write this post accurately,
    now both the front and rear speaker outs are working. Still have the mic
    problem, so I will post anyway, and maybe this will help someone else.
    Al, Jul 25, 2004
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  2. Al

    Paul Guest

    Your wiring looks fine.

    The sound chip will likely have two microphone inputs, and you have
    to select one or the other in the mixer panel. Some mixer panels hide
    this setting, so it may require some searching to find it. Similarly,
    there is a "Mic boost" button in there somewhere, and it adds +20dB
    gain to the microphone path, suitable for weaker microphones.

    Paul, Jul 25, 2004
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  3. Al

    Al Guest

    Al, Jul 26, 2004
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