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Sound Test Plays All Speakers Music Won't


Lery

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Windows 8.1 64-bit
Realtek High Definition Audio
Motherboard: B85-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)
Speakers: Logitech X-530

The set includes 4 speakers ( two front and two back), Center, and Subwoofer.

I'm not using the two back speakers.

In the RealTek Audio manager's sound test, I hear sound from the front left, front right, center, and subwoofer.

Under enhancements I have speaker fill checked.

When I play any music from YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, I'm only hearing the sound from the front left, front right and subwoofer. For some reason it will not use the center. Should I hear sound from the center?
 

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Lery

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Another quick thing about this. When I play something from YouTube and it has an advertisement, the sound in the advertisement plays from the center speaker! Isn't that a kick in the pants! Any windows sounds, like new e-mail notification, plays from center speaker. Seems isolated to only music.
 

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cradom

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Most music is recorded in stereo. No center channel.
 

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jds63

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True, since recorded in stereo, no center channel. Check in sound properties in device manager, select speaker device then select configure.
Look in Realtek HD audio Manager make sure speaker fill is set there, also look for virtual surround setting or play with the sound effects tab.

Works fine for me even though music, but i have all 5.1 speakers hooked up on Creative Sound Blaster card. If no rear speakers is the rear 3.5mm jack still plugged in anyway ? Why do you want it in center channel for music, unless for just talk ?
Commercials on youtube might be mono or more then 2 channel, reason hear it in the center. Only more effective if had all 5.1 Lot's of software are different, then it also in settings you use, set and way it is hooked up, optical or analog.


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Rocky

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It is working correctly. No music will come out of the center speaker when listening to stereo.
 

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jds63

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Yep, but a lot to do with device software settings, system settings and how it is hooked up. Mine does play through center channel with CD's, Mp3 and Flac. Although mine is hooked through Optical cable.
 

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Lery

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Under enhancements I have speaker fill checked.

I just assumed it would sound better if all speakers were firing. Maybe not?
 

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jds63

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Under enhancements I have speaker fill checked.

I just assumed it would sound better if all speakers were firing. Maybe not?
No, not really going make it sound better with center channel playing, would if you use Surround rear speakers though. I said check tab in Audio manager named Sound effects, try different ones, other then that not much more going get in sound with 2 front, center and a woofer, just virtual surround. Have not used Realtek in years to remember it well enough.
 

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    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
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    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
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    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
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    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
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    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

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