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Only 2 front speakers working in a 5.1 system

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So yesterday i bought some new Trust Vigor 5.1 speakers, i have set them up, connected them to my pc properly and when i tested them, only the 2 front speakers are working. My motherboard is a MSI Z97 Gaming 3 and it supports even 7.1 so the motherboard supports 5.1. I have installed all the recent Realtek Audio HD drivers and i also set the 5.1 option both in windows (10) settings and in the Realtek control panel. I also tried to connect every single speaker to my phone or any device with a 3.5 mm jack and they all worked, so they're not broken. The speakers are being seen by the pc i mean, all the connections are effective. I don't know what to do, please help!!

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What have you tried running then with? Maybe the source wasn't 5 channel. Does the Realtek speaker test work? 


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same prob here mine realtek sofware noware to be found litterly tried evrything. but thru windows min work in 5.1 but in mediaplayer or firefox youtube i get 2.1 ;(

 

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46 minutes ago, Alex976 said:

So yesterday i bought some new Trust Vigor 5.1 speakers, i have set them up, connected them to my pc properly and when i tested them, only the 2 front speakers are working. My motherboard is a MSI Z97 Gaming 3 and it supports even 7.1 so the motherboard supports 5.1. I have installed all the recent Realtek Audio HD drivers and i also set the 5.1 option both in windows (10) settings and in the Realtek control panel. I also tried to connect every single speaker to my phone or any device with a 3.5 mm jack and they all worked, so they're not broken. The speakers are being seen by the pc i mean, all the connections are effective. I don't know what to do, please help!!

 

28 minutes ago, Yankee delta said:

same prob here mine realtek sofware noware to be found litterly tried evrything. but thru windows min work in 5.1 but in mediaplayer or firefox youtube i get 2.1 ;(

 

As stated by @FloRolf the source of whatever you are playing needs to be 5.1 to get 5.1

In the case of Youtube for example, that will always be 2.0 since it doesnt not support anything above it

 

And anything you play in mediaplayer will need to be 5.1 to play back on all 5 speakers.

 

There should be a setting for "Surround" that will spread the stereo source to all speakers. 

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well i first had the speaker set whit my other pc and wile it wassent really 5.1 all the 5 speakers worked on youtube whit firefox. and in mediaplayer all that is checked on. But i cant finde the realtek program to set it up. only the widows program.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
53 minutes ago, Dujith said:

 

As stated by @FloRolf the source of whatever you are playing needs to be 5.1 to get 5.1

In the case of Youtube for example, that will always be 2.0 since it doesnt not support anything above it

 

And anything you play in mediaplayer will need to be 5.1 to play back on all 5 speakers.

 

There should be a setting for "Surround" that will spread the stereo source to all speakers. 

I know but even if it's 2.1 it should play from all speakers, shouldn't they?

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8 minutes ago, Alex976 said:

I know but even if it's 2.1 it should play from all speakers, shouldn't they?

Not unless you told the system to do so. 2.1 is just that: LF, RF, Sub

The Center, LS,RS should only play sound if the channel in question has sound :D And that would only be a 5.1/7.1 source.

 

Thing is that most consumer 5.1 sets like by your tv do this without you asking. But your computer wont.

 

There are lots of systems to expand that to all speakers like Dolby Pro Logic, DTS:NEO ect ect.

In the Realtek settings there should be an option to do this. 

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59 minutes ago, Yankee delta said:

well i first had the speaker set whit my other pc and wile it wassent really 5.1 all the 5 speakers worked on youtube whit firefox. and in mediaplayer all that is checked on. But i cant finde the realtek program to set it up. only the widows program.

On your others system something was prob on for that. Most likely Speaker Fill.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Not unless you told the system to do so. 2.1 is just that: LF, RF, Sub

The Center, LS,RS should only play sound if the channel in question has sound :D And that would only be a 5.1/7.1 source.

 

Thing is that most consumer 5.1 sets like by your tv do this without you asking. But your computer wont.

 

There are lots of systems to expand that to all speakers like Dolby Pro Logic, DTS:NEO ect ect.

In the Realtek settings there should be an option to do this. 

So you said that in 2.1 only 2 speaker and the subwoofer work, mine doesn't

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1 hour ago, Dujith said:

 

As stated by @FloRolf the source of whatever you are playing needs to be 5.1 to get 5.1

In the case of Youtube for example, that will always be 2.0 since it doesnt not support anything above it

 

And anything you play in mediaplayer will need to be 5.1 to play back on all 5 speakers.

 

There should be a setting for "Surround" that will spread the stereo source to all speakers. 

Even with that surround setting it doesn't work. Not even the subwoofer, just 2 speakers...

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, FloRolf said:

What have you tried running then with? Maybe the source wasn't 5 channel. Does the Realtek speaker test work? 

Well the test works only for: the 2 front speakers and for the central speaker...

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31 minutes ago, Alex976 said:

Even with that surround setting it doesn't work. Not even the subwoofer, just 2 speakers...

Sounds like a Windows 10 and Realtek problem. You can find multiple people who lost their 5.1 after updates or never worked it seems :S

You could try to download the driver from realtek or the one from MSI.

 

Did you do the test with the windows mixer or the realtek application?

 

Just to make sure can u post a photo on how you connected the jacks in the motherboard?

 

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50 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Sounds like a Windows 10 and Realtek problem. You can find multiple people who lost their 5.1 after updates or never worked it seems :S

You could try to download the driver from realtek or the one from MSI.

 

Did you do the test with the windows mixer or the realtek application?

 

Just to make sure can u post a photo on how you connected the jacks in the motherboard?

 

I already had the most recent driver from Realtek

 

I did the test with both Realtek and Windows and in every case only the 2 front speakers and the central speaker worked

 

The cables are connected perfectly fine but even if, i'll send the pic in a few hours

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1 minute ago, Alex976 said:

I already had the most recent driver from Realtek

 

I did the test with both Realtek and Windows and in every case only the 2 front speakers and the central speaker worked

 

The cables are connected perfectly fine but even if, i'll send the pic in a few hours

If you can also some screenshots from the speaker settings, both in windows mixer and realtek app.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Dujith said:

If you can also some screenshots from the speaker settings, both in windows mixer and realtek app.

My pc is in italian, i hope it it's not a problem😅

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Okay, so its not connected correctly :P  (the one in the mic is a mic looking at the different cable?)

Right now you have one in the SS which is the Side Speakers for the 7.1

I cannot tell what the others are but i think you need to check the colors of the speakers to see what goes where.

 

As far i i can tell from this the Rear speakers will not work atm as nothing is plugged in.

 

I'll dig up the manual for the speakers and double check

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5 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Okay, so its not connected correctly :P  (the one in the mic is a mic looking at the different cable?)

Right now you have one in the SS which is the Side Speakers for the 7.1

I cannot tell what the others are but i think you need to check the colors of the speakers to see what goes where.

 

As far i i can tell from this the Rear speakers will not work atm as nothing is plugged in.

 

I'll dig up the manual for the speakers and double check

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Ok so you were right, they now work in all the tests but the subwoofer doesn't

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4 minutes ago, Alex976 said:

Ok so you were right, they now work in all the tests but the subwoofer doesn't

I also noticed why it was connected this way, the Trust manual is wrong. They say to connect it to the side channels.... :( Stupid Trust.

Anyway, about the sub. If i remember correctly i couldnt test mine either for some reason.

 

You should load up a 5.1 movie and just play and feel / hear if it does something.

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Just now, Dujith said:

I also noticed why it was connected this way, the Trust manual is wrong. They say to connect it to the side channels.... :( Stupid Trust.

Anyway, about the sub. If i remember correctly i couldnt test mine either for some reason.

 

You should load up a 5.1 movie and just play and feel / hear if it does something.

Can't i play music in 5.1?

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Just now, Alex976 said:

Can't i play music in 5.1?

Only if the music was recorded in 5.1 and or the player fills all the speakers

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Dujith said:

Only if the music was recorded in 5.1 and or the player fills all the speakers

I have a friend that plays music from youtube with all the speakers 

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8 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Only if the music was recorded in 5.1 and or the player fills all the speakers

The speaker fill option is enabled as you could see in the pics so i don't understand...

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4 minutes ago, Alex976 said:

The speaker fill option is enabled as you could see in the pics so i don't understand...

This one too? Windows is a bit of a b$tch when it comes to sound.

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6 minutes ago, Dujith said:

This one too? Windows is a bit of a b$tch when it comes to sound.

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Yeah, that box is checked too

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