Okay, so I got this cool surround sound system the other day. Unfortunately I had to place the rear speakers up high behind me, so I can't really hear em... So I was wondering if there's any way I can turn them up seperately? I've tried a few different things, but I can't seem to get the volume up on them :(
Help's appreciated :)
Known as kit89
2nd March 2004
Depends on how complicating your setup is. Generally this is done through an Amplifier, which has these capabilities.
It's pretty simple... It's a Creative Inspire T6060, with three wires going to the comp through the sub, and then there's a small thing with two plpugs, on for aux in and one for headphones, and then a volume regulator for the sub and one for the general sound... I don't really know much about it, so I hope this was helpful
GF's Cognitive Psychologist
13th April 2004
First, are they actually working? I thought my rear speakers were too quiet when I bought them only to realise they weren't working and the front speaker were playing an audiological illusion on me! (AKA virtual surround)
To get that level of control over your speakers you'll need a decent sound card. If you have a good one already, check through it's settings. I used to have an M-Audio Revolution 7.1 and it let you adjust the volume of each speaker individually (even the sub *grins*), which is basically what you're looking for.
Tech is where you'll find me..
13th April 2005
Often, your speakers will come with some setup software on a CD, that will allow you to callibrate your sound, based on where your speakers are.
It's onot 7.1, but 5.1... And no, there was no CD with it. -.- my soundcard's about a year old, so I believe it should be fine? I don't have any problems turning up and down the volume, I just need some control settings where I can calibrate them seperately. Isn't their any way to do that with some standard XP settings?
hoelmkjaerIt's onot 7.1, but 5.1...[/quote] That's not the point, the point is my sound card let me adjust the sound level of anything. It's a 7.1 card but I used a 5.1 set with it and it recognised that, let me adjust the volume of all of them.hoelmkjaermy soundcard's about a year old, so I believe it should be fine?That means nothing. [QUOTE=hoelmkjaer]Isn't their any way to do that with some standard XP settings?
No. Control on the level of detail we're talking about is controlled by the sound card's driver, not with the primitive controls that are built into XP. If your sound card and it's driver are not capable of it then you can't do it.
So, how do I find out what soundcard I got?
Chances are that if you don't know, it's an onboard one and as far as I know none of them are advanced enough to do what you want.
Start > Run > "dxdiag" without the quotes > OK > Sound