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Subwoofer silent after disabling rear speakers in 5.1 setup

Last response: in Components
December 17, 2012 8:01:55 AM

Hi all.

Just bought a Sound Blaster Audigy SE because my onboard audio was crap.
I have a 5.1 speaker setup but I don't use the rear speakers.
Problem: When I attempt to disable the rear speakers in the configuation button of Windows 7 Sound panel, my subwoofer suddenly goes silent as well, and even WEIRDER... clicking on the rear speakers in the config window still produce a sound!! (played out the front speakers.)

I have the general feeling that Windows 7's speaker configuation panel is kind of fubar, but I hope not. I bought a whole new sound card to make things EASIER, not harder.

If anyone's heard of this problem or has any ideas, please let me know.

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD/USB3
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Sound card: Sound Blaster Audigy SE
a b $ Windows 7
December 17, 2012 8:45:30 AM

Sound like you mixed up the front and rear speaker connection.