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hey
I just got an Audigy 2 for free through Grand Theft SoundCard from an old OEM and i have it setup in my system right now.

I got the headphones and mic working perfectly (sounds great actually compared to the onboard realtek)

But i has a subwoofer that i want to get working, and I'm getting no output with it connected to the port closet to the firewire port

Any ideas?

and yes, everything is plugged in
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Have you checked the software to make sure you have dedicated a plug to a sub output?
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no i haven't, I don't seem to have that type of dashboard, it only has stuff like a media player and audio editing software.

I did however google the card, and it says that the port i plugged it into is the dedicated subwoofer port already for any 5.1 6.1 or 7.1 setup
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details (make model and amp) of this subwoofer you are connecting please
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It's just a Sony Home Theatre sub, it has a built in amp and RCA input
I'm using a headphone to RCA adaptor

.........wait a second, maybe that's the problem

The headphone thing has two channels, I have to look inside the port to see if it's got two as well, I might have to buy a new adapter
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If I remember the audigy 2 correctly, you need to have CMSS enabled in the EAX console. The console probably doesn't install in win7, but you should still be able to find a place to enable EAX and CMSS in the sound card properties.

Also, athough there are actually three outputs on that connector (4 pin mini jack), and you plugged in a stereo (3 pin mini jack), that shouldn't be a problem. Use the RED (Right channel) connector to the sub.
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If I remember the audigy 2 correctly, you need to have CMSS enabled in the EAX console. The console probably doesn't install in win7, but you should still be able to find a place to enable EAX and CMSS in the sound card properties.

Also, athough there are actually three outputs on that connector (4 pin mini jack), and you plugged in a stereo (3 pin mini jack), that shouldn't be a problem. Use the RED (Right channel) connector to the sub.
I don't mean to sound like a goof, but where's the EAX console?

I also looked under control panel>sound card settings and the only devices for output I was using were the speakers, does this include the sub?
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Originally Posted by Fear of Oneself View Post
I don't mean to sound like a goof, but where's the EAX console?

I also looked under control panel>sound card settings and the only devices for output I was using were the speakers, does this include the sub?
As I mentioned, the EAX console doesn't install in win7. It would install in XP when you install the driver for the Audigy2.

So basically you need to install the correct drivers that include the settings for CMSS. EAX is not natively supported in Vista or win7 for the Audigy, due to the way the newer OSs handle sound. Did you install drivers, or just let Win7 do it? The Win7 drivers for sure won't have the necessary features.

I'm not sure if Creative has included the features you need to enable the surround sound, when they finally decided that they were going to support Vista and 7 in the older cards. Originally they had no intention to develop drivers for anything under an X-Fi card. It is possible, but I'm not sure, that they may not have included these features in the latest drivers for Win7, so you would need to try them to find out.

There are drivers that were developed by Daniel_K that included the necessary features and console for windows 7. Do a search, you should easily find them on the internet, or possibly right here on OCN.
Edited by xandypx - 12/21/10 at 9:45am
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post #9 of 11
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okay, i have the drivers installed, I enabled 5.1 speakers, and CMSS 3D

I get output to both the headphones and sub, however the sub is really quiet, like I've had it 10x louder on the integrated system
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Now that you have enabled CMSS, I think you can now go into windows 7 sound device settings through the Windows taskbar volume control, right click and select "Playback devices", highlight speakers and select properties. You should see a "levels" tab. Select "Balance" next to the play control. This is where you should be able to balance all of your speakers, and boost your sub output.
Edited by xandypx - 12/21/10 at 1:59pm
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