Originally Posted by Ardalista
Hey great to hear that you've been able to cross the board off the list of issues,
Regarding the AMP, have you cycled through all of the available input modes?
On my home theatre system my spdif input is accessed via input mode of TV
On the other amp in my lounge it's via Game.
I understand that amp has multiple spdif inputs so unless the input selector is pointing to the right one it could contribute to the issues you are facing.
Well, not including the 10 audio input selections (nevermind the video inputs) there are 6 digital inputs:Optical
Plus one MD/DAT output
Each of these have 5 input options, 2 of which are digital (optical only and coax only). The others are varieties of analog (2ch etc).
My other computer is pumping audio through analog to the amp via the CD/SACD analog input. I've tried all 4 but have settled on LD/DVD as the one with the most potential to work.
There are about 30+ sound fields (including gaming) unless you want to make your own custom version which the amp allows (if I can't decide among 30+ sound fields I have issues unrelated to my hardware
I've tested the mobo optical output to each of the 4 optical inputs AND their 5 options (and busted the door/cover for TV/SAT optical input in the process - poor thing, it was never asked to work before) finally locking them to "optical input only". I also tested the analog input choices from my other PC and it dutifully stops making sound only when digital inputs are selected. After testing 20 different options no noise from the working speakers
There is also an audio splitter which splits video/audio sources (like your inputs on the home theatre system). I'm not using it for video inputs but tested just for the halibut anyway. No go.
Less optimistic, but still hopeful. I'll run it to ground until I know what the cause is, part of the objective is understanding