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How do I activate my subwoofer on 2.1 on my creative titanium soundcard? Muffled on 5.1

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First off, my setup:
-Receiver hooked up to my 2 front bookshelf speakers on my desk, hooked up to front sterio speakers out on the soundcard
-Polk Audio subwoofer hooked up to the orange sub out on the soundcard
-Creative Titanium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102043
-Latest creative drivers


My problem is this, my sub woofer isn't activated on 2.1, and on 5.1, my audio sounds muffled in games because I have no rear/center speakers, but my sub is on.

How do I activate the sub on 2.1, or turn off the center/rear speakers on the creative drivers

In mass effect 3, on cut scenes the audio is obliviously muffled, as the sound card is trying to send the audio to the rear/center speakers, but they aren't there. It sounds like I'm listening to the game behind a wall.

Or is there any 3rd party software out there that will help me and work with my soundcard?
post #2 of 7
i would check Sound under Control panel. see if you can fix it there. i almost bought the same card.

i am not too familiar with this either but this article i found might help . . .

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/2197-realtek-hd-changing-jack-output-reassignments-fix.html
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Is there a reason you have the sub connected to the soundcard instead of the receiver? Which receiver do you have?
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if you have the creative console installed, you can go to game mode: speakers, and set it for 2.1 setup. In the Creative audio control panel, you can go to the speakers tab and set for 2.1. Also, make sure to disable any of the audio effects, like virtual surround.
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post #5 of 7
You should probably connect the sub to your receiver, then have the receiver or sub do the crossover by itself. The signal sent by the soundcard to the receiver is being processed, unlike the straight signal to the sub, if I'm understanding your situation correctly.

Although playing with driver settings like turning on 2.1 or upping the bass signal could work too.
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Your soundcard only outputs sound through the subwoofer output when there is a signal from the subwoofer channel.

Music is 2.0 and has no subwoofer channel.

Computer games are typically 6 to 8 channel and include a subwoofer channel.

If you want your subwoofer for low pass filter output, hook it up to the receiver.
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Originally Posted by astrallite View Post

Your soundcard only outputs sound through the subwoofer output when there is a signal from the subwoofer channel.
Music is 2.0 and has no subwoofer channel.
Computer games are typically 6 to 8 channel and include a subwoofer channel.
If you want your subwoofer for low pass filter output, hook it up to the receiver.

this is true, however, the sound card does send the lows to the sub channel from music. I believe I have the same card, and setting up 2.1 sound with no effects, and using winamp with no effects, produced sound from front left/right and sub, and as far as I could tell, no other speakers. I have my speakers set up in a 7.1 analog configuration, but this shouldn't matter as I have it placed in 2.1 with no surround on the sound card control panel. The sub channel is also present in 2-channel movie files also.
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