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Hello.


I have a problem. ST plugged into H6 and not working. I have the speakers 5.1 (Creative Insipire 5300). Plugged in a speaker with this entrance:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3652/dsc00007ugh.jpg


After connecting the speaker does not work. Do I have something set up?

SS from my Asus Control Panel:

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6052/62401687.jpg

Why can not I select a 5.1 system? I have the latest driver - 7.12.8.1794
The cards are connected with tape, H6 heats up just as ST.

Please help: (

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post #2 of 8
Hmm I'm no expert with the Xonar cards but by the look or that pic, your using the coax cable to your speakers.
Have you enabled digital output on your card?
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You need to enter the "Playback Devices" tab of the Sound applet, select speakers and set count.

To do this right click the windows volume in the tray and select "Playback Devices". Then once in the playback devices tab you will see each of your output devices for audio. One of which is called "Speakers"! Right click it and select "Configure Speakers". Run through the wizard and select 7.1 output. Even if you get no audio say yes to each anyway... Then enter the Asus control panel and you should now see the options for 5.1 and 7.1

I'm dying to get my hands on a H6 for my ST card and it just kills me to see people not even able to use windows enough to know how to set speaker count... kills me

Quote:
cards are connected with tape
KILLS ME... dude... it's called a ribbon cable not tape!
Edited by HiroPro - 8/24/11 at 7:20pm
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post #5 of 8
The left and right channels are on the ST card and the rest on the H6. If you look at the silkscreen of the PCB they are labeled. You might need three minipin (1/8") stereo to two RCA cables depending on the input on your speakers.


Edited by HiroPro - 8/24/11 at 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by Piospi View Post
That's the digital output from the bottom RCA that does coaxial SP/DIF and TOS/LINK.

Do you understand the difference between that RCA and the ANALOG ones on the top of the card?

If not stop now give your head a shake... You're prob gunna put a consumer line level signal into your SP/DIF input on your speakers possibly damaging them or in reverse a digital output into and analog input.

Understand the point of the H6 card is to use it's analog DAC section and not the ones on your speakers if they do offer digital input. The picture I posted above is how you would connected to speakers that use three mini pin (1/8") stereo inputs.

PS Make sure you don't get the friggin ribbon backwards either brother... (a number "1" on the silk screen under the header pins denotes pin one on each board)
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Somebody get up on the wrong side of the bed???

It just kills me when people spend have their post complaining about the lack of understanding from the person they are helping.

If it is that much trouble...don't bother...before it kills you.
Edited by Reefa_Madness - 8/24/11 at 7:37pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reefa_Madness View Post
Somebody get up on the wrong side of the bed???

It just kills me when people spend have their post complaining about the lack of understanding from the person they are helping.

If it is that much trouble...don't bother...before it kills you.
You might understand my point if you knew how special that H6 card is and how hard it is to come by right now as it's EOL!!! and he's using really crappy creative labs speakers too...

It's like taking expensive Russian caviar, giving it to a street bum and then he spreads it on a Ritz cracker!!! and giving him 1995 Dom Pérignon Brut in a Styrofoam cup!!!

PS OP I'm not calling you a street bum... LOL
Edited by HiroPro - 8/24/11 at 8:32pm
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