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Speaker Test problems

Discussion in 'Soundblaster Live' started by David, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hello all, I have a sound blaster live 5.1 card and I used a mono jack
    to rca adapter to then plug an rca cable from the card into my surround
    sound system. I used the Surround Mixer and did the speaker test. Well
    it worked and didnt work. The front left and right speakers would work
    but they were reversed and the others didnt work. So I used a stereo
    jack and tried again, not even a single sound, except some clicks as the
    test tried each speaker. So I then used a stereo jack to right/left
    rca, I put in the left(white) rca and I hear "Front Left" from the right
    and "Front right" from the left, but thats it, I then put in the
    red(right) rca and I would then get "Rear left" from the front right and
    "rear right" from the front left. Not sure whats going on, my surround
    system can take dolby, and I have the "Digital output only" boxed
    checked and Speakers set to 5.1. Please help.

    David, Feb 28, 2004
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  2. David

    Lenny Guest

    The Live and Audigy series can NOT encode sound to dolby digital in
    real-time, this means you will not get 5.1 audio from a surround decoder
    unless you play sound that is already pre-encoded to dolby digital (or some
    other surround standard, such as DTS), such as when watching DVDs etc.

    You don't have to tick the "digital output only" box, it won't do anything
    except disable the analog outputs.
    Lenny, Feb 29, 2004
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