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    Audigy 2 NX and Sub

    So i got the computer all hooked up. Question though the Audigy NX has a sub/center out. i used a stereo mini jack to rca plug thats not working correctly the sub seems to be getting highfrequency's as well. do I need a special plug to get the sub chanel out and not the center channel? Also Is this setup even possible with only two speakers? I want the audigy to do 2.1 speakers .1 being the sub as a seperate channel.

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    anyone know?

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    your answer is in your question ... the plug is a sub/center out ... this means on the stereo mini jack, one of the channels will be the sub, the other will be the center (which is where your high freqs are coming from).

    You need to figure out which one is the sub signal ... then just plug that one into the amp. Depending one what kinda amp you have it can either use that one RCA connection and send it out all channels, or you may need to use a Y adapter.
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    Hi

    I think I have part of the answer, the creative standard wiring pattern

    is front left and right from one 3.5mm socket
    rear left and right from one 3.5mm socket
    sub and centre from one 3.5 mm socket

    What this means is they are all using a common return or ground ie three wires provide for two speakers, ie left pos and left (or right) common then right pos.

    On ths sub woofer they have got the same return for centre (high frequencies if you like) and the sub

    so what you need to do is isolate which rca the sub terminates on, your cable should have a 3.5mm socket on one end and then two rcas on the other ? if so then connect your sub to one of the rcas, you may need a cable in the future that takes the one rca to two rcas to connect to your amp

    if you follow this great if not, pm me and i can take some pictures of what I mean, i have all the amps and rcas and crossovers all over my floor as I am busy wiring it up right as I type

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    beat ya to it
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    Ill betcha its the white one for your sub......

    It was on my sonica theater

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    Is the sub powered through an amp? Most amps have a crossover filter built-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banderon
    Is the sub powered through an amp? Most amps have a crossover filter built-in.
    Well, but the fact that he's getting high's from the sub output is reason for concern. Using a crossover to filter out the highs with his setup is just a bandaid.

    i can guarantee his problem is one of the RCAs he has plugged into his amp is the center channel.
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    Thanks for your suggestions.I did exactly what you guys said. I figured that one rca (red or white) would be low and one be high. Well doesnt seem to work that way, I get nothing out of one, and an extreeme little amount of bass out of the other. I am using a Radio Shack 3.5mm to RCA adapter plug and i am wondeirng if I have to use createives plug, mabety the connections are different. Also I will try the Y adpater, my amp might require stereo the way its hooked up, I jsut didnt have one lying arond.

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    Just thought of something else. I only have 2 speakers. But there is no option for 2.1 sound? How can I control the subwoofer? or should I just select 5.1 and forget about the rears and center?

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