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Hey guys, I thought I would quickly post a thread regarding this issue I've been having. I'm currently running a Xonar Xense soundcard (with Xonar UNi Drivers), PC 350's and Logitech Z5500 5.1 Speakers. Every time I switch into 6 Ch Direct on my speakers, I get a distorted sound from my center channel. Like when people in games or movies are speaking or yelling, the sound get's really distorted. I managed to narrow it down to a soundcard/driver issue as on my Xbox, it is fine, in Pro Logic II mode, the center is fine. I've even swapped the channel plugs for the L+R to the center and it sounds fine. The only fix I've been able to find is to lower the center speaker volume in my Xonar drivers to a maxium of 65%, but this means I then have to lower the volume of each other speaker too, and even then the center is quiet and hardly useful . It's a bit annoying as there are times I want to watch a Blu-Ray on my PC or play a game and use speakers, and I can't take full advantage of the 5.1 setup. Any help would be appreciated.

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