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Can't find 2.1 speakers option in Sounds setup

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August 12, 2013 6:14:37 PM

I have 2.1 multimedia speakers system
two speakers and one subwoofer

now i can't find the option of 2.1 in my sound setup in win 7 64
there are only those settings
Stereo
Quadraphonic
5.1
7.1

there is no 2.1 so what should i do now ?

note: i have the latest update for my sound card realtek

this is the pic of the problem as you can see there is no 2.1

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August 12, 2013 7:41:39 PM

2.1 IS stereo. Your subwoofer is working, isn't it?
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August 12, 2013 9:15:59 PM

What model speakers are they? How are they connected to the computer?
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August 12, 2013 9:21:03 PM

i tried the stereo and yes subwoofer is working good

i have poor model ^^ i can't tell it's name but they're connected i think by cable or Y-adabter
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August 12, 2013 9:23:52 PM

another thing .. now i installed K-LITE CODEC MEGA during installtion selection
i chose Stereo 2.1 not 2.0 that's right ?

cuz it showed me a message says:

that if you have a speaker set that has a dedicated subwoofer so you must choose 2.1

but if you have a subwoofer that connected to your pc alone by cable you choose 2.0

i can't remember the message correctly but i think that's it
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August 13, 2013 10:35:48 AM

If you have a single cable connected to the sound port on your PC, yes you have 2.1.

2.1 refers to the left/right channels or speakers (the 2) and a subwoofer (the .1) on one cable.
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August 13, 2013 11:19:12 AM

It means that if your 2.1 system has a single stereo input you set the pc to 2.0. You would connect this with a single stereo cable.
If your 2.1 system has separate left/right/sub inputs you set the pc to 2.1 and connect with the above and a 2nd connection to the sub out of the sound card.
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October 23, 2013 3:56:52 PM

I confirm that if you have a 2.1 stereo, ie two speakers and a sub woofer, using a single lead in, the current OS is NOT identifying the subwoofer, dropping it or one of the speakers.
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