surround sound

  fredyflame 23:57 02 Dec 03

new computer, new surround sound speakers.
why am I getting only a tiny amount of base playing Cd's but when I watch TV on the PC there is loads of base through sub whoofer
downloaded songs are also very tinny
game sounds seem ok

  Stuartli 09:14 03 Dec 03

Might sound stupid, but have you used the correct soundcard socket for your speakers' feed? Some cards have several jackplug sockets.

It could also be that your bass speaker (i.e. sub woofer) requires a separate power supply.

Other possibilities include inadvertently muting one or more of the line outputs in the volume mixer, not turning the mixer's sliders to maximum output or using the mute facility in, say, Windows Media Player.

  Stuartli 09:16 03 Dec 03

...(!) is that your sound card's speakers configuration is set for 2.1 rather than 4.1, 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1, whichever is applicable in your case.

  fredyflame 19:52 03 Dec 03

All tests on PC work perfect
pure good surround sound
just no sub woofer base (or very little) on any music cd's or mp3's

  powerless 19:55 03 Dec 03

What speakers, soundcard, operating system?

  fredyflame 22:20 03 Dec 03

Medion 5.1
winxp home
intergrated sound I think
on new medion 8080 pc from Aldi

  fredyflame 22:24 03 Dec 03

c-media ac97 audio device

No bass with DVD's either only tv channels

  Demora 22:58 03 Dec 03

Try this also click here and also try adjusting the sound properties from the speaker icon in the system tray by right clicking it. Good luck


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