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Hey Guys,

I have an HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card that I was using with a 5.1 surround sound speaker set that we originally bought for our television / living room. I had the Striker connected to the surround sound receiver using a SPDIF coax. Everything worked fine, but the sound wasn't the best from the speakers.

So I've upgraded to the Swan M10's, but I'm having trouble getting everything to play properly. The two speakers of the M10 plug into the subwoofer. I then used the cable they provided, that has two plugs (red/white) on one end, and a single plug on the other end, to connect my subwoofer to the sound card (see image of cord).

I've tried every port on the sound card, and the only one that makes the speakers produce sound is the one labeled "front". My speakers produce sound, but the subwoofer does not. How do I get my subwoofer to work too?

SOLVED. I'm dumb. There's a separate volume knob for the subwoofer on the back of the unit lol.
Edited by durch - 8/12/11 at 3:39pm
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What speaker setting is your sound card set to? Are you sure that you set it to 2.0 or 2.1. (I'm guessing that your card has this setting, I don't own it myself. If it has both options choose 2.1. However, some sound cards might then route the bass through the separate mini jack on the back of the sound card. If that is the case, choose 2.0, because you only have the 1 mini connector.) If it is set to 5.1 or 7.1 that would explain the lack of bass.

That cable should be plugged into your front sound port (like you found out).
Edited by AtomicFrost - 8/12/11 at 3:36pm
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Ha, I'm dumb. There's a separate volume knob for the subwoofer on the back of the unit. Problem solved!!
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Make sure you change your sound configuration to 2.1 using the the software that came with the sound card. If it is still on 5.1, it will not output sound to the sub.
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Originally Posted by durch;14562148 
Ha, I'm dumb. There's a separate volume knob for the subwoofer on the back of the unit. Problem solved!!

biggrin.gif I love those type of solutions! Nothings broken, and didn't take long to fix. Enjoy your new speakers. I've always wondered how well the M-10's sound. They look like a good set of speakers for the coin. Looking to upgrade my Z5500 at some point. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost;14562204 
biggrin.gif I love those type of solutions! Nothings broken, and didn't take long to fix. Enjoy your new speakers. I've always wondered how well the M-10's sound. They look like a good set of speakers for the coin. Looking to upgrade my Z5500 at some point. smile.gif

Haha yup! I was like... there's only one plug, it shouldn't be this hard lol.

Well I'm no audiophile, but the difference between these Swans and my old 5.1 speaker set up is astounding. Probably mostly due to the old ones being not very good, they would crack at medium volumes. I crank these Swans and the sound stays very clean. I can't find anything about the Swans that I don't like so far (only tried music so far though). For $130 shipped, I'm very satisfied.
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