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Is possible to Listen Stereo from 4 Speakers?

By samsagaz
May 4, 2008
  1. Hi Guys, i build an 5 channels amp and i have 5 speakers, i have an SoundCard with 5 channels Output, i found that if the song is just 2 channels the output will be to the Front Speakers, is possible to send the output to the Front and Rear Speakers?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    as long as you have front,rear inputs for your
    amp that you built & front,rear ouputs,then yes
    you can.

    plug another jack (3.5 mm mini jack/RCA) from your sound card's
    rear output to the rear input of the amp then you're ready to go.

    & dont forget,the rear speakers connected to the rear output
    channel of your amp.
     
  3. samsagaz

    samsagaz TS Rookie Topic Starter


    well, i have the 4 channels connected to the amp.

    if i use the test of the sound card, the 4 speakers sound, or if i put any Dolby movie works too, but the problems are that i want to play an 2 channels source (like an mp3) in the 4 channels.
     
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    ok,how was your amp connected to your sound card?
    what ouputs did you used (to your amp)? ie: front/rear outputs to your
    amp.how many cables/leads did you used?

    as well as how were your speakers connected to your amp?
     
  5. samsagaz

    samsagaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    front channels of the Sound Card coonected to front channels of the Amp, and rear channels of the SC connected to the Rear channels of the Amp :)

    im using 2 cables. each stereo plug to the SC, and the RCA connected to the Amp.
     
  6. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    then your amp should be fine,firing sounds through your front & rear
    speakers.

    have you check your speaker settings from your sound card's
    sound manager?or retasking the audio ouputs perhaps?
    so you would switch on the rear & front outputs of your sound card
    to produce the sound.
     
  7. samsagaz

    samsagaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cant find any option to set the optput for the 4 channels.
     
  8. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    what is your sound card model?

    on-board or PCI sound card?

    please supply the info & it may help alot.

    also try this:

    with your front & rear speakers connected to your amp,
    try switching (swap) the plugs/leads of the front & rear
    outputs from your sound card.

    if both outputs of your sound card's front & rear fires up a sound,
    but only comes from one channel (front speakers only or rear speakers
    only),then there's something wrong with the amp's audio channel.

    and if only one audio ouput from your sound card is working
    (either front or rear),then the settings of your sound card's
    audio output is not set to give a sound to that particular channel.
     
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