Speakers 5.1

By Arkash
Dec 22, 2010
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  1. Hiya, Ive got problem with my speakers 5.1. The problem is that theres only 2 speakers working and 3 others are not working at all. When I do the test speakers theres test-sound in all my speakers, but when I do listen to music, unfortunately only 2 of em are working properly. Its kinda weird imo.
    My motherboard is ASRock G31M-GS.

    If anyone can help, Id be very thankful.
  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Check your sound settings. They may be set to 2.1 instead of 5.1.
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 989   +6

    that's because your music are only recorded in stereo 2-channel format. turn on Realtek Speaker Fill / Dolby ProLogic IIx to upmix it to give sound to all 5 speakers. or try this one instead.
  4. Arkash

    Arkash Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Where can I get Realtek Speaker Fill or Dolby ProLogic IIx?
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    According to your mobo specs, you have this onboard sound card:
    - 5.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (ALC662 / VIA® VT1708S Audio Codec)

    If you installed everything, or it came preinstalled, you should have some kind of audio panel which you'll find in the lower corner.

    http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4008/screenwh.jpg

    I happen to have dedicated sound cards on both of my computers, so I can't show you any examples for your hardware, but there should be some kind of audio program installed. Click on that program, and you'll find settings. Play around with those until you find something that upmixes music, you should see something which says Dolby, etc.
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 989   +6

    If you're using Realtek in Win Vista / 7, go to realtek hd audio panel
    [​IMG]

    or in the sound control panel
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    If your realtek supports Dolby ProLogic IIx instead of Speaker Fill, it would be in the Dolby tab in the second picture. You should now hear sounds from your rear speakers. It would not be the same as the front speakers though.
  7. be_patient

    be_patient Newcomer, in training Posts: 105

    Wow, nice. I had run into this issue before and had to use a Winamp plugin to get around it. This plugin was buggy and actually doubled the bass output for some reason. (Which was kinda awesome :D)

    I will be testing the moment I get home from work.

    Thanks nismo91
  8. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 989   +6

    if you're open to alternatives, check out the ChannelMixer from foobar2000 here. the reason i recommend it is because I can manipulate the settings for the rear speakers. so i am not stuck with the fixed preset on Speaker Fill or Dolby ProLogic IIx.


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