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post #1531 of 5635
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Originally Posted by djinferno806 View Post

Yes

Those 3 together are used for 5.1.

But without the rears and center/sub its just 2.0.

If it is 2.1? Will it still work?
post #1532 of 5635
Yes it will work, how else would you connect stereo speakers to the z then?

Just select stereo from the z panel and you're set.
    
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got my puppy yesterday from MSY, not installed yet as I have to wait till the folding competition is over, but got the ACM in a good spot...




I need a better desk... rolleyes.gif

expect to see a bench/review topic of the X-Fi forte vs the Z/Zx sometime in the future.
   
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post #1534 of 5635
Woops! tongue.gif wrong list of post biggrin.gif

Though this SoundBLaster Z is amazing on these bad boys thumb.gif
Edited by Valgaur - 12/3/13 at 5:19pm
post #1535 of 5635
So I purchased a Z the OEM $54 one. Cheapest one I could fine with a powered amp and what not. I also ordered a new set of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 250's. So what should I know about this card? Any good settings to use and is the software complete garbage like the old Creative stuff I've been using since 2007?
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post #1536 of 5635
ok installed my Z(x), really enjoying it so far, the software is perfect really, though, if I set the card to 24bit @ 96KHz, strange channel "drifting" and cutting results, is this a known problem? running win8.1, 64bit, software 1.0.22.0 (latest), 5.1 speakers + the ACM plugged in, I only did this very quickly so I haven't really sat down and investigated yet, took the old Forte and old drivers out to be sure but the results were the same...
   
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post #1537 of 5635
z(xr) is all about 5.1 sound. every feature have been tweaked with that in mind. So for that card to work properly you got to set 5.1 in windows speakers setup no matter what. That's what I can say about the zxr. Even the Smart Volume works correctly ONLY when 5.1 setup is set in windows sound properties. JUST MY TWO CENTS!
post #1538 of 5635
The ZxR is as much a 2ch card as it is a 5.1 card - look at the 6.3mm headphone out on the back.

Windows 8.1 users - there's a patch due at the end of January: http://support.creative.com/KB/showarticle.aspx?sid=61105&h=13 so expect some weird things happening in the meantime.
Edited by SaLX - 12/5/13 at 3:40pm
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my X-Fi was just using drivers for windows 7 without any issues, so it seems strange that I have this bug, I need someone running 8.1 to confirm for me that they can replicate the 24bit@96KHz bug...
   
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ok setting the front and surround speakers to full-range (in the control panel) disables the stupid normalization, should probably noted in the OP...
   
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