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A little confused. I had a set of Sennheiser headphones connected to the SB Z via the headphone port and they worked fine. I plugged in the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers (which have a combined jack) and can only get them to run in the SB Z console when set as headphones. None of the other ports seem to be aligned to a single speaker jack.

Is this normal? When I run the speaker test, I get no sound from the sub in this format.

Thanks
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A little confused. I had a set of Sennheiser headphones connected to the SB Z via the headphone port and they worked fine. I plugged in the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers (which have a combined jack) and can only get them to run in the SB Z console when set as headphones. None of the other ports seem to be aligned to a single speaker jack.

Is this normal? When I run the speaker test, I get no sound from the sub in this format.

Thanks
Use the RCA connections with an RCA > TRS adapter.

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I have such a cable you can have for free if you want to come get it. I'm in Pickering.
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The Sound Blaster Z does not have RCA connectors.

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The Promedia's will show up as a 2.0 in windows. Not 2.1.

You can not use the dedicated sub out from the sound card.

The Sub is drawing the bass from the stereo output. Like on pretty much all 2.1 computer systems.


So you will need to tell the software you are only playing stereo sound.


Also if plugged in right, speakers should output when the console is on speakers. And headphone will work when on headphone mode. Make sure you have them connected right. Don't want to output a amped signal to the Promedias. Could damage them.


I have the creative z on my system, and I have no problems.
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In a nutshell:

If your speakers can output sound, then your sub should also output sound.
If your sub doesn't work, the only reasons for this are:
1. The sub is broken.
2. Your SBZ settings are all over the place. For example the bass redirection function must be disabled.
Use this connection setup (Click to show)

As you can see from the pic, don't plug the speakers to the headphone output.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 11/8/15 at 9:53am
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