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Only on the direct line (green black orange)......this kills my sound quality, as the Z5500 is doing the digital to audio conversion instead of my Prelude's DAC (which I've been told is superior)
So..........I've checked and double checked my speaker connections, and they're correct.....
Sometimes I get no sound from the rear channel test in Vista (or Console Launcher, and sometimes the front channels sound off for them.
Music just runs the front, center, and sub channels.
Any ideas?
BTW, my X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatality works fine with the direct line.........
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... I had a weird problem with this too. It seem that one of their driver revisions actually changed the jack which you'd have to plug your rear speakers into to get sound. Plug the black (rear) jack of the Z-5500's into the 'side' output on the prelude and reboot.
    
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Right on, I had a feeling it was something along those lines. After I eat I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
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I myself have been having a difficult time dialing in my Prelude with my Z-5500's for music listening. A big part of this is because I have had to make the transition from Creative's Mediasource and all the included software to Foobar and its horrible plugi...I mean Foobars nice plugins. There is always this static when I switch songs or mess with the 5.1 channel plugin, its been driving me out of my mind. I haven't had any such issue getting full surround sound though, what media player are you using? There is a new driver that was released on the 19th of this month. Maybe that will help you out a bit.

Whats the deal with pluging the jacks into the different outputs on the Prelude? I haven't heard/read anything about that.
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I had my prelude since day one (well 3 or 4 really), and the jacks for surround sound moved from the 'rear' to the 'side' output during one random driver update.
    
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Quote:
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I had my prelude since day one (well 3 or 4 really), and the jacks for surround sound moved from the 'rear' to the 'side' output during one random driver update.
Oh I see. So I'm assuming its back to normal now, haha.

Btw, do you know anything about replacing the opamps on the card? I know its off topic but a quick link would be great.
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now I cant decide for my 5.1 surround sound because if Im going to ship the Prelude directly to [S][R] for modding, which o amps does he replace -.-

Is it fixed or what?
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Oh I see. So I'm assuming its back to normal now, haha.

Btw, do you know anything about replacing the opamps on the card? I know its off topic but a quick link would be great.
I haven't used the February driver because I didn't notice that it address the primary issue I'm having with the card, but my rear channel surround is still connected to the 'side' outputs.

Auzen has front channel replacement Oamps on their site. The Oamps for the other channels are soldered on, and I believe these(and capacitors) are what you're referring to having someone mod for you Omega.
    
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Yea I plugged the black into the side and it worked. I read that it's actually for the rear channels on 7.1 setups, so it's not supported for 5.1. Problem solved!

BTW Zulli I'm running the latest driver off their site.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zulli85 View Post
Oh I see. So I'm assuming its back to normal now, haha.

Btw, do you know anything about replacing the opamps on the card? I know its off topic but a quick link would be great.
The OPA627 is popular....I found it for $14 or so at one site the other day....I think I bookmarked it at work though. I KNEW I should have run Delicious XD!

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now I cant decide for my 5.1 surround sound because if Im going to ship the Prelude directly to [S][R] for modding, which o amps does he replace -.-

Is it fixed or what?
THere isn't any modding needed: just pop the old opamp out and pop the new one in. Only the Creative X-Fis require soldering. That's the beauty of this card.
If you look on the card's PCB you can see the terminals on the ones that pop out.....they stick out. If you're holding the card in the same orientation as in the PC (PCI slot in the back) then one just to the top right of the center, and the other is the long chip on the top right hand side of the PCB. You can pop them out with felt tipped needle nose pliers or just needle nose pliers with a thin rag wrapped around the chip.
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[QUOTE=binormalkilla;3464236

THere isn't any modding needed: just pop the old opamp out and pop the new one in. Only the Creative X-Fis require soldering. That's the beauty of this card.
If you look on the card's PCB you can see the terminals on the ones that pop out.....they stick out. If you're holding the card in the same orientation as in the PC (PCI slot in the back) then one just to the top right of the center, and the other is the long chip on the top right hand side of the PCB. You can pop them out with felt tipped needle nose pliers or just needle nose pliers with a thin rag wrapped around the chip.[/QUOTE]

Capacitor, 5.1 O Amps, and EMF paper - yes modding needs to be done

Not to mention only the front channel can be replaced without solder, the rest dont have those terminals.

[S][R] is doing it for me.
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