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I have AC'97 auido on the Karajan audio module on a DFI board and set to 6 channel. The front audio is loud and clear. The center and rear channels sound fine but are really, really quiet. By turning down the front audio I can make everything sound fine, but I want things louder. The drivers are the latest version. Is there a way to get the rear and center channels louder? The window soudn panel has them at their loudest.
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what kind of speakers are you using?
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I have AC'97 auido on the Karajan audio module on a DFI board and set to 6 channel. The front audio is loud and clear. The center and rear channels sound fine but are really, really quiet. By turning down the front audio I can make everything sound fine, but I want things louder. The drivers are the latest version. Is there a way to get the rear and center channels louder? The window soudn panel has them at their loudest.
What speakers are you using? With the X-fi sound card, my rear and center are way louder than my front even when i have it balanced 50/50 for some reason...but i mean it's still really loud, i just have to adjust on the control pod of my Z-5500's....
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What speakers are you using? With the X-fi sound card, my rear and center are way louder than my front even when i have it balanced 50/50 for some reason...but i mean it's still really loud, i just have to adjust on the control pod of my Z-5500's....
well alot of high end speaker systems are set up to have the back speakers louder then the front so it sounds like the same. But what the best way to do is run it through a receiver. But now most sound cards support the way you can adjust them.
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Don't you want to have the rear and center softer than the front l/r?
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well basically, according to physics the speed of sound is the same so it will reach you so infitnley close that the human ear can not detect it, but if the back speakers where softer then when it gets to you it seems like really really quiet
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I'm using surround headphones. The length difference is so negliable as to be ridiculous. The volume difference between the front and the center & rear is different enough that unless I turn down front the rear and center are inaudible.
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Well, my Z-5500's aren't actually in a 5.1 setup either....all 5 speakers are on my desk, *****!

What a good waste of money, huh? Oh well, they still sound good...i just can't always tell where someone is running or shooting from in a game, lol
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Surround headphones are nice that way. You get really good spatial effects with my pair.
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