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Thread: Stereo audio through all 5.1 speakers

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    NeX
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    thanks for the info, that looks like a useful usb adapter.

    but again, i have all the equipment in the car, everything is perfect except for this,

    i am not worried about CPU burden, and its more important that i have the extra usb port. i have been looking at upmixers, but they are all for rendering programs for people who are converting video etc,

    so still square one. there is one hope, people seem to be hinting that an older realtek driver had "speaker fill" option, but i cant seem to find out which version it was. does any one have a realtek chip that they can check the driver to see if it has the speaker fill option?

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    Virtual surround sound is a good choise if you do not want to use many usb ports. It comes in two primary varieties -- normally 2.1 surround and digital sound projection, and recreate the effect of a 5.1 surround-sound system

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    but how does it work? it looks like it is either part of the driver, or a special speaker that acts like a surround sound

    Quote Originally Posted by adolfo View Post
    Virtual surround sound is a good choise if you do not want to use many usb ports. It comes in two primary varieties -- normally 2.1 surround and digital sound projection, and recreate the effect of a 5.1 surround-sound system

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    It's a driver config, not a special speaker. Basically all it does is convert 5.1 to 4.1 or 2.1 to 4.1, or whatever else you want. If you want it, and your Realtek doesn't have it, you'll have to buy an external sound card. If you are worried about available ports then buy a hub.

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    I have used multiple plug-ins to create a 5.1 surround and found at home with SRS Sandbox (http://download.cnet.com/SRS-Audio-S...-10582591.html) I use it on my Home pc and my PC-for-TV. It creates a sensation I cant explain. The fine tuning adjustments greatly influence the way sound is reproduced. All my computers run an onboard 5.1 channel audio and even though Realtek supplies their version, I still like my SRS.

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    sounds good i will take a look at that,

    i have just been building a hardware mod, it uses a quad bilatteral switch to switch the audio going to the front speakers, to the back speakers as well. this can then be triggered by an output from the computer. so at the least i can have an on screen button to switch the audio, or if i am feeling clever, write something to detect when true 5.1 is being played and switch the speakers back when that happens. or maybe i might do it in hardware, when a signal is transmitted to the rear speakers that means its 5.1 so i switch on that signal and have a timer waiting so that it doesn't keep switching back

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