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Creative X-Fi Titanium 5.1 Sound Problem Resolved RRS feed

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  • I fixed the 5.1 surround problem with my system. I had to dig around a little bit - Win7 is arranged differently than XP.

    I won't go through all the history, but basically I was getting the rear sound out of the front speakers. The final solution was to just use the setup disc that came with the X-Fi Titanium card and then go into the Win7 Control Panel, select Sound, select the speakers (Creative SB X-Fi) and then set it to 5.1 surround.

    Duh!

    Don't know why it took so long for me to get around to this very basic solution. Not sure if it will work in all cases, but it was exactly the right solution for my problem. Remember, it wasn't that I didn't have rear-channel sound, but that the rear-channel audio was being directed to the front-channel speakers.

    I hope this helps.

    Sid Phillips
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 2:39 PM