Is 2.1 possible with Audigy 2 NX?
I did not see this discussed in the FAQs or a search on things like NX and subwoofer. Maybe I'm the only one who sees this problem - or maybe it's not even a real problem (operator error?)...
I am using only 2-channel amp and front door speakers with a single channel amp powering my sub. This is all being driven with an audigy 2 NX from my M-10000 motherboard.
The problem I am having is that I have to select either 5.1 or 7.1 before the subwoofer output becomes active on the NX. If I choose 2-channel, of course it goes away. There does not appear to be a 2.1 choice.
It seems obvious to me that the sound from the front speakers is drastically different if I select 5.1 or 7.1 (with or without bass redirection selected) from what it is when I select 2-speaker stereo mode. I am guessing that some of the audio is being redirected to the rear 2 channels or center channel when in 5.1 or 7.1 - even though I have no surround sound synthesis effects selected (to my knowledge).
Is it truly the case that one caanot select 2.1 speaker mode, or have I missed some selection parameter buried in the layers of control panels for the NX that give it this capability?
Assuming there is no 2.1, am I stuck with less than optimal front speaker response when in 5.1 or 7.1 with only 3 speakers, or is there some menu selection to tell it not to redirect any front channel audio to center or rears (basically leave it alone and only redirect bass to the sub)?
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