Rear and center speakers doesn't produce sound

By IronOre
Jul 1, 2011
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  1. Hello,

    Yesterday I bought Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 and I have the CM6501 Sound Card (with the lastest driver version.)

    The Subwoofer, Left and- Right-front speakers produce sound.
    But I found out my Rear/Center Speakers doesnt produce any sound. But they can produce sound!

    When I do the 'sound test' there isn't any sound coming from it expept the fronts speakers.

    I installed everything correctly, I have put all cables in the right port.
    (I got the wrong cable dilivred in my package I got two Sound-Card cables and no Audo IN cable but that shouldn't be the problem because I did heard sound from rear speakers but the doesnt anymore.)

    What am I about to do?
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,022   +51

    Did you switch 5.1 sound on?
    On your speaker icon in the taskbar, right-click and choose 'playback devices'.
    In the new dialogue that appears, right-click on your speaker icon, and choose 'Configure speakers', then select the option that is nearest to your set-up.
    Click on the 'Test' button to check all speakers are working.
  3. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    Your drivers should have the settings there, 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, whatever your setup is. Good luck.
  4. IronOre

    IronOre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've Windows XP I cant find those setting. Can you send me a picture where to find it on windows XP?
  5. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 420

    download and install the latest drivers for your soundcard first...make sure there are THREE wires connecting ur speakers to ur sound card. The three wires will have green orange and black jacks
  6. IronOre

    IronOre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I already have the lastest driver version of soundcard.
    And there are also three wires connected to my soundcard.
  7. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 420

    do the drivers come with a control panel ? if yes, then please post a screenshot of the configuration in that control panel
    otherwise post a screenshot of the windows audio config
  8. IronOre

    IronOre TS Rookie Topic Starter

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  9. IronOre

    IronOre TS Rookie Topic Starter

  10. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,022   +51

    I don't have any pc's with XP on now, but you need to turn off the integrated sound option, and select your new sound card. Then your new Sound card's software will work. It will be Control panel / Hardware and Sound (properties or audio devices).
    You need to look for the dialogue box that shows your speakers with a green tick by that option. Underneath that, should be another entry for your new sound card, you have to select that one. Look for the option 'Playback devices'.
    Have uploaded an image of my Win 7 version, if it's any help.

    Attached Files:

  11. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    in Windows XP, don't forget to select 5.1 surround speakers in the sound option.

    edit: it looks like you have set them. what you can try is to check each speakers sound through the CM6501 control panel, click play.
  12. IronOre

    IronOre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did
  13. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    so when you click play in that window, did every and each speaker in Z506 sounds according to the diagram?

    if it does, that means your setup is correct. try to watch a video with 5.1 sound to check if the speakers play in 5.1

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