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Can't Get Asus Xonar Audio Card Working Right

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May 24, 2013 12:30:02 AM

So I just installed a new Asus Xonar DG audio card, 'cause I have a 5.1 surround speaker system, but there were no orange/black/green hookups on my motherboard, which was the best way to hook up the speakers. So I figured for $30, it'd be worth it to get the card so I could have that connection and improved sound quality as well.

Unfortunately, after I installed it, audio only seems to go through the front left and front right speakers when I have the speakers' audio receiver on 6 Channel Direct. I installed the drivers straight off the disk that came with the card, and the front panel cable is hooked up properly. I'm at a loss as for what else to try. Is there something I need to format or anything?

For reference, the speaker system is the Logitech Z-5500, and I've had it for something like three years now. All speakers on it work correctly when hooked up to my xbox 360 through the optical input.

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May 24, 2013 12:48:00 AM

Sorry, didn't read your post clearly enough! Try watching a movie with DD, just to see if the Side out gives you sound. Isn't there a test tone in the software that lets you hear that each speaker is being fed a signal?
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May 24, 2013 12:53:59 AM

I've been using a green/orange/black analog cable from PC to the receiver, so I should have all six channels. I'm not using optical, because the receiver is hooked up to my xbox through optical, and I don't want to be switching it back and forth ten times a day, from computer to xbox and back again.
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May 24, 2013 1:00:14 AM

Have you tried the optical to see if it works? There are cheap small optical switches.
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May 24, 2013 1:12:30 AM

No, I haven't. I probably will tomorrow or this weekend. I'd rather not spend more money, even only a little bit, when the set-up I have should work, though.
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May 24, 2013 1:19:27 PM

So I tried using optical, and I get no sound whatsoever. The receiver for my speakers says there's no digital data.

So all that seems to work through the card is stereo analog, when it should have 6 channels of analog and optical as well. Any other thoughts?
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