Sound: Digital Output has only 2 channel? Tags: Motherboards Speakers Configuration Last response: December 15, 2011 4:59 PM in Motherboards Share jamesx007 March 9, 2011 1:31:46 PM This might apply to more than the Asus Rampage III Formula Model I just bought a $350 digital speaker set thinking I can get digital 5.1 Sound. So I hooked my optical digital out from the Motherboard to the Speaker and it works great. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to make the Optical Output 5.1 sound. It seems stuck on stereo. All the configuration settings in the Realtek Configuration and Windows 7 Sound Configuration seems to indicate that the optical out is only 2 channels. Is this correct? Or are there driver updates that makes 5.1 output possible on the Optical jack? Thanks for any help. More about : sound digital output channel sadams04 a b V Motherboard March 9, 2011 1:55:05 PM Control Panel => Sounds => Playback tab => Select your speakers and click Configure. Select your audio channels and click Next to select your "Full-range speakers" setup and continue... Did that help? m 0 l jamesx007 March 9, 2011 3:51:27 PM Digital Output is completely separate than the regular speaker settings. There is no speaker configuration for the digital out. That is what is weird about it. Under the Digital Dialog there is the Output option, but all there is is the 2 channel outputs. m 0 l Related resources Only one sound channel and 2 sound cards tested - Forum HDMI Only Outputting 2-channel Audio - Forum Pc to a/v receiver only getting 2 channel sound - Forum Pc to a/v receiver only getting 2 channel sound - Forum need a card to send digital output from pc to avr. HDMI?,Video?,Sound card? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Kris19 December 15, 2011 1:04:31 AM Were you ever able to find a solution to this problem? I am having the same issue running an Asus Sabertooth X58 board m 0 l jamesx007 December 15, 2011 4:59:34 PM Nope. Pretty much settled on the idea that the onboard audio only have 2 channel optical out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSound card will only output crackling sound? Forum SolvedHacks to turn TiVo Series 2 output to digital Forum Sound output to USB Headset and digital soundbar Forum Sound Card Digital output wont work Forum Digital sound output (SPDIF) to PC Speakers? Forum SolvedWhere to put only 2 x triple channel stick in gigabyte ex58-ud5? Forum Extreem Static from audio output Left Channel only. Its Madness Forum SolvedDoes ASUS GTX780-DC2oC-3gd5 output sound through HDMI? Forum Solved5.1 home theater only gives 2.1 output Forum Stereo-only output over Digital S/PDIF on ASUS Xonar DGX? Forum SolvedSteel Series Siberia V2 Frost Blue Mic sound output low Forum How to get 6 channel surround sound output through optical audio cable Forum Solved2.1 speakers vs digital audio output on onboard realtek card Forum SolvedQuad Channel But only one 8gbx2 Forum Headphones suddenly producing only 1 sound channel in both ears Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !