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Sound, but major distortion

I am getting sound from all 5 speakers and the woofer but it sounds aweful! its clear but kinda like the chimpmunks (not fast, just the pitch).
I have tried to correct this with the equalizer but don't even get close!

When I run single speaker tests (through the sound effect manager in the control panel) I get the sound I expect for each speaker. But this only lasts for as long as the test!

can you suggest other settings to consider?

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No offence but are all speakers connected into correct ports as if not this can cause funny effects as well

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