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Logitech speakers will only play on 2 speakers not 5

Please help me, i bought and installed a creative sound card for these speakers (logitech x530). Any music i play from my windows media player or itunes only plays on 2 speakers (front right, front left) I've tried everthing i can think think of. When i run a test on the speakers the sound comes out of them all. i even downloaded a test tune on the windows media player home page and it played out of all 5 speakers. This baffled me. I'm totally lost now. I'd be forever greatful for any helf you can provide. thanks liamog

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Re: logitech speakers will only play on 2 speakers not 5

Liamog, i bought the exact same speakers and sound card, and i had the exact same problem as you. I tried for days to fix it and it turns out that its only a setting you have to enable in your sound card settigns. If you go into your EAX console for your creative sound card you will find a thing that sams CMSS 3D, and all you have to do is select the button that says Enable CMSS 3d surround. I hope this will fix your problem. Alex.

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