Exuse me for this second post concerning the same problem, but the solution of the previous topic couldnt help me and i'm not sure if i will receive another one.Now i'll describe the problem very carefully and detailed..as much as my bad english allows it. my motherboard is Asus M2N-E with a 8-channel sound card which is integrated. The logitech surround system is connected properly. The SoundMAX drivers are also installed and turned in 5.1 formation. (the sound and audio devices too). The volume control is okay. When I connect some of the cables to the jacks the SoundMAX driver 'says', that they have been connected (properly) or when I pull them out - that they've been disconnected - everything seems normal. But here's the problem. When I turn on the computer system some of the speakers dont make any sound. Its always different - sometimes the problem is with the rear speakers and sometimes with the center one - but never with the front spkrs. And even when some of them doesn't work, SoundMAX says, that they are connected properly. After restart, the problem with (for example) the rear speakers, comes into the center one and the rear speakers start to work. They alternate with each other.. So..please if there is a possible solution - post it. Thank you for the understanding and for the support - its a great site really;]
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Re: 5.1 surround problem
sounds like your problem could be either with the wiring of your speakers, or the receiver. How long have you had them?
check the wiring going from the sub woofer to the speakers- do you see any creases or damaged (frayed) looking wires?if you fiddle with the wiring where it connects to the speakers or sub when you play music, do you hear the speakers act up? if so, you may have the problem right there. I'd also try fiddling with it where it connects to your soundcard, moving it, and twisting it *gently* to see if you experience the same.
if you at any time hear the speakers acting up when doing this, then you have your problem right there. (from there, you should considering purchasing replacement cabling. if the affected cords are permanently attached to the units, I'd recommend calling in to Logitech, and seeing what they can do about replacing them).
otherwise, it is most likely a receiver problem, which you would also have to call Logitech for repairs/replacement.
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Surround modes are selected using either the front panel controls or the remote.To select a new surround mode from the front panel,first press the Surround Mode Group Selector Button5until the desired major surround mode group such as Dolby,DTS or Logic 7 is selected.Next,press the Surround Mode Selector Button9to choose the specific individual surround mode.
Partial Solution anyway - I just got a Mac Pro (2.66 Nehalem )and couldn't find the manual from my old Gateway 700XL. This is what I did: Plug the green wire into the analog output, and the pink wire (if you really need an external mic, but you shouldn't since our new computers both have a built-in mic) into the analog input. Just ignore the black wire. You won't have the 2 surround speakers, but I'm still looking for a fix for that. I got tired of the crappy speakers in my new Apple Cinema display (the ONLY crappy thing about my new system). As you know, the sound from the BA7800 is great, even with just the two front speakers and sub-woofer. I'll keep you posted if/when I figure out how to set up the surround speakers! Likewise, if you hear something, please post here and I'll keep checking back.
for your dvd player you just go from audio out on the back of the dvd played to the audio in on the surround sound. and you would do the same for the tv if it has an audio out. your surround sound shoud have more than 1 audio in. and then when you swicht from tv to dvd you might have change the channle, setting, source, or what ever it might be called on the surround sound. and if your tv does not have a audio out contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i try to help you. hope that works :)
I uninstalled the previous audio software that the computer had. (Realtek HD audio) and turned off the onboard sound card in the BIOS settings. Then I went back and uninstalled all the new audio software and reinstalled it with all antivirus programs turned off. The main trick was to make sure that the matrix is turned off. If it is on it will play sound from all the speakers at once as if it were mono. Turning it off after changing the BIOS and uninstalling the old software and reinstalling the new allowed it to work properly. I hope this helps.
To troubleshoot a speaker system where sound is not issuing from all speakers, please do the following:
Verify that all cables are plugged in correctly. Make sure the rear
and/or center/sub audio cable is plugged in to the correct port. On
most surround sound cards, the rear audio port is black, the front
audio port is green, and the center/sub audio port is orange. If you do
not have a surround sound card, make sure you obtain the proper adapter
(discussed in the next paragraph) or use surround sound emulation if
your speaker system offers it. If you are not sure if you have a
surround sound card, please check with the manufacturer of your sound
card for details.
Make sure your sound card supports the same amount of channels as
your speaker system contains. For 4.1 systems, it should have a front
and rear speaker jack on the card. For 5.1 systems, the card should
have a front, rear, and center/sub, output. The card should be properly
installed and configured. Please contact your sound card manufacturer
for details. If you do not have a surround sound capable sound card,
you can use the source selector switch or the M3D button on the controller unit (if available). You can also use an
adapter to split the signal for the front and rear speakers. This type
of adapter is a 3.5mm male to 2-3.5mm female jacks. You can purchase
this adapter at your local electronic store. Please refer to your
manual if you do not know if your speaker system can emulate surround
Try connecting the speakers to a portable sound device such as a
walkman or portable CD player. Plug the speakers into the headphone
jack, but make sure the volume is lowered so the speakers are not over
powered. You can do this for both the front, rear, center/sub speakers
to verify that they work. If the speaker system works on the walkman,
then you are experiencing a configuration issue with your sound card.
Please contact your sound card manufacturer.
Check the system Volume Control located in the System tray. Make
sure that the volumes are at a reasonable level and are not checked for
Thanks for posting direct. As you posted, the Sony XBR has only left & right (white/red) outputs whereas your Altec ADA has multiple INputs. This leaves us with no other option but to used just the green INput of the Altec as the black and the S/PDIF has nowhere to be connected to in the Sony.
You would need to use a phone stereo to RCA cable/connector as shown below. Additionally, you would have to set up your speakers as suggested here.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Mr. Vargas is right mine also won't turn on and upon further inspection I found burn discoloration on the boad where the two power cables are connected. The burn spot is where the four diodes are locaed and the big power cable connection. I am not sure how to replace these diodes or where to find them. Never done this stuff but will try for sure. Please post if you have any suggestions. thanks