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post #251 of 5677
Let me preface this by letting you know that I know very little about audio.

I recently bought the Sound Blaster Zx to replace my Xonar DX, which has worked fine. I installed the new card last night and everything went fine. I hooked up my Corsair SP2500 speakers to the "Front L/R" jack on the card. The sound is good but there is no bass at all. I'm not sure if I have to plug then into a different jack or what.

In the SB control panel I tried two different configurations; stereo and 5.1 surround since 2.1 is not listed as an option. For 5.1 surround I disabled all the speakers that I don't have since my set is only 2.1. Am I doing anything wrong or does this card not play nice with 2.1 speakers?
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Originally Posted by elementskater706 View Post

Let me preface this by letting you know that I know very little about audio.

I recently bought the Sound Blaster Zx to replace my Xonar DX, which has worked fine. I installed the new card last night and everything went fine. I hooked up my Corsair SP2500 speakers to the "Front L/R" jack on the card. The sound is good but there is no bass at all. I'm not sure if I have to plug then into a different jack or what.

In the SB control panel I tried two different configurations; stereo and 5.1 surround since 2.1 is not listed as an option. For 5.1 surround I disabled all the speakers that I don't have since my set is only 2.1. Am I doing anything wrong or does this card not play nice with 2.1 speakers?

 

Make sure you plug all the way in? Mine are Promedia 2.1, they works just fine.

post #253 of 5677
Do you have a separate out to the subwoofer on your 2.1 set? Or do you just have the single green L/R out to the subwoofer?
post #254 of 5677
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

With my Zx, I was doing it this way... which should be similar.
PS3 > Zx via Optical > Enable DTS Neo/Dolby Digital.

Under PS3's sound settings, selected Optical > LPCM 2.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS.
Works for me, so make sure you have the correct settings selected on the PS3's sound settings as well as having DTS/DD enabled.


I have tried that but DTS Neo PC only simulates surround sound.;
DTS Neo:PC: This is a technology based on the DTS Neo:6 matrix surround technology, which transforms any stereo content (MP3, WMA, CD Audio, or games) into a simulated 7.1-channel surround sound experience.


I guess I'll have to accept that simulation cause I just got a reply from creative.

Here it goes:

Thank you for contacting Creative.

With regards to your enquiry, I understand that when using your PS3 to your Sound Blaster ZxR you are only getting 2 channel PCM audio.

The PCIe Sound Blaster Optical-In takes in only PCM audio and not the surround encoded signals like Dolby Digital and DTS. Please note that the sound card's drivers do not have the built-in decoder to decode signals coming from Dolby Digital and DTS.

The sound card does not support SPDIF-In pass through; i.e. takes in Dolby or DTS signal from Optical-In and outputs through Optical-Out. However, normal SPDIF pass-through from software such as WinDVD to Optical Out can still be achieved.

For gaming console such as the PlayStation3 connected to the Optical-In of the sound card, the audio settings have to be configured to run PCM Audio.

For more information please follow this article:

Solution ID: 107680
How to do SPDIF-In Decoding on the PCI Express Sound Blaster Cards
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=107680

If you still require assistance, please reply to this email and include any previous correspondence to ensure a quick response.

Best Regards,

John
Creative Worldwide Customer Response
post #255 of 5677
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Did you bother reading the instruction manual at all? Did you turn on DTS Connect or Dolby Digital Live?

I did and tried about everything, It¨s not suppose to work according to creative support sadsmiley.gif
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I can't find any info on the impedance of those headphones, but I'd be willing to bet that's why they're so loud. If they don't need an amp, they're going to be a lot louder with one.

Samson website says 32 ohms.
    
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post #258 of 5677
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Samson website says 32 ohms.

Yeah, you don't need the amp, and that's for sure why it's so loud.
post #259 of 5677
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Make sure you plug all the way in? Mine are Promedia 2.1, they works just fine.

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Do you have a separate out to the subwoofer on your 2.1 set? Or do you just have the single green L/R out to the subwoofer?

Thanks for your replies. I figured out what was wrong. The cable was plugged all the way in but I forgot that I adjusted the equalizer in the Asus audio control panel for the xonar dx, which really boosted the bass. I just did the same in the SB control panel and it's starting to sound a lot better.

By the way, my speakers have the single green L/R connection, no separate connection for the sub.
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Yeah, you don't need the amp, and that's for sure why it's so loud.

Well I tried output number 1 and it's the same thing.
    
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