Now select the Advanced tab.
Front Center Volume. This slider bar
is available when 5.1/6.1 Speakers mode is
selected & controls the volume level of the centre
channel. Move this slider to the Up to increase
the centre channels volume level & vice versa. This
volume level is set proportionately to the Volume
level. Most Speaker systems with a centre speaker include an
externally adjustable volume control for the centre channel.
Using these 2 controls you should adjust the centre
channelís volume level until it is about equal to that of
the other channels.
Rear Center Volume. This slider bar
is available when 6.1 Speakers mode is selected &
controls the volume level of the centre channel. Move this
slider to the Up to increase the rear centre
channels volume level & vice versa. This volume level is
set proportionately to the Volume level. Some Speaker
systems with a rear centre speaker include an externally
adjustable volume control for the centre channel. Using
these 2 controls you should adjust the centre channelís
volume level until it is equal to that of the other
Subwoofer Volume. This setting is
available when 5.1/6.1 Speakers mode is selected.
This slider bar controls the volume level of the Subwoofer.
Move this slider to the Up to increase the volume
level & vice versa. Most Speaker systems with Subwoofers
also include an external volume control for the Subwoofer.
I'd recommend adjusting these levels until the Subwoofer is
at about 1/3 the maximum Volume level, e.g. Set the
external control to 1/3 & set this slider to the maximum
or whatever combination you prefer. Although you may prefer
to set the Higher/Lower depending on your own preferences
for bass output.
Balance/Fade. By clicking on
& dragging the yellow
dot around you can adjust intended position of a sound
source. This is most useful where your speakers arenít
positioned equidistant Ė as described earlier & you
wish to apply a greater Left/Right &/or Front/Rear bias to compensate for this. Press the Default button
to reset it to this to the default position.
Now click on Start, Settings, Control
Panel, select AudioHQ & open Device
Digital Output Sampling Rate.
Depending on the device you will be connecting the Audigy
2ís S/PDIF Output to, you should set the sampling rate to
the highest which the device supports to ensure highest
Now select the Decoder tab.
Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decode. Ticking
this setting will enable software (CPU) decoding of
an AC-3 (Dolby Digital) stream via the Soundcardís Driver.
For this feature to work with a Software DVD Decoder you
must set the Audio output mode of the software
decoder to S/PDIF Output (If itís available that
is), this will enable the Audigy Driver to
decode/down-mix the AC-3 stream as appropriate for your
setup. Should you choose this option 3 further options
Enable Dynamic Range Compression. When Ticked
this will yield suppressed bass & limit the peak volume
level during AC-3 playback. This is of course, of most use
should you not wish to disturb others nearby as it
effectively softens audio playback. To experience the full,
uncompressed audio range available Untick this
option, which is recommended should you not be disturbing
anyone when you playing such content.
Enable Dolby Pro Logic. Dolby Pro Logic
is a 4 channel audio format (With a limited frequency
response of 100Hz Ė 7kHz for the rear surround channel). Tick
this options should you wish to enable the decoding
of Dolby Pro Logic sources, which is recommended.
Enable Dolby Digital EX. Dolby Digital
Surround EX adds an extra surround (rear centre) channel to
Dolby Digital. As such it is effectively a 6.1 channel
format & thus should you not be connected to a 6.1
Speaker system you can leave this option Unticked
without adversely affecting AC-3 decoding capabilities.
Should you have a 6.1 system, e.g. Inspire 6.1 6700, then
you may Tick this option should you use DVDs which
support this format, e.g. Fellowship Of The Ring extended
edition, to experience an additional surround channel with
SPDIF Passthrough. Should you have an
external Dolby Digital/DTS decoder available then it would
generally be recommended to select this option so that your
external hardware decoder can be used for decoding an
AC-3/DTS stream, which will also improve system performance
as the CPU isnít be required for decoding.
In the Options tab you can select the
Audio device to use from the drop-down menu should you have
multiple devices installed.
you are still having problems with your card I suggest
own support site.