5.1

Forum discussion tagged with 5.1.
  1. D

    Question 4.2 setup out of 2 stereo jacks?

    Hi! I have a movie night at school and i have to do the tech (audio, video etc) and i have a question. I have 4 top speakers and two subs. could i make a 4.2 or at least a 4.0 with the subs on the front two speakers (with crossover ofcourse) out of my laptops soundcard for the back (quality...
  2. K

    Question Which sound system would you choose?

    Hi guys, I'm currently in 2 minds to get one of these 2 sound systems (as they fit my budget ) . Also, I'm a novice when it comes to specs and frequencies so the wireless features kind of looks good on both https://www.samsclub.com/sams/vizio-36in-5-1-wireless-soundbar/prod21261314.ip - 199$...
  3. mr007ammudi

    how to connect PC to home theatre to have 5.1 audio

    how can i connect PC to my LG home theater while i have OPTICAL IN and HDMI OUT and AUX IN in home theater as you can see in IMAGE down below... so i need 5.1 audio not stereo so please help me how can i solve this case .... it's been a while since i try to solve it but no chance i got only...
  4. J

    What is the difference between X-fi and x-fi hd

    So I planned to buy an external soundcard for my Logitech z906, but I can't see the difference between the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi and Creative Soundblaster X-Fi HD (except the price). And another question, do you guys recommend it for this setup?
  5. M

    5.1 surround sound help i guess?

    So I'm gonna try explain this as easy for you to read as possible because I sort of have an idea, but I muddle it up in my head. So I Have a 50inch 4k TV, a 5.1 surround sound HTIB and my pc, Currently setup like so - Pc>hdmi>tv receiver>hdmi>tv(ARC) This produces 5. 1 surround when playing...
  6. kaishlothon

    What kind of speaker wire is best for a 5.1 system?

    I am looking at the Yamaha NS-SP1800 5.1 speaker system. specs here in case you need them: http:// surround system. It got great reviews pretty much everywhere I looked except people said that the speaker wire was small and cheap. (I know this is a noob question, however, I have never bought...
  7. V

    How do I get 5.1 surround from my BRripped 5.1/7.1 movies that I have in my laptop to home theater with and TV?

    My devices : LG 4K smart TV UJ6320 Old Samsung DVD 5.1 home theater HT-Z220, No Hdmi in/ARC Current setup: TV - >optical out->old Samsung home theater system - >HDMI out - > TV Being a smart TV, I enjoy 5.1 true multichannel surround sound when I watch Netflix or google play on my TV...
  8. A

    Pairing Vizio Soundbars to Older System

    More specifically, I have an SB3851-CO system where the soundbar died. If I buy a replacement soundbar from another set, can it pair with my current system? 1) Would the exact same soundbar, a SB3851-CO pair with my current subwoofer? 2) Would a similar one but different length, e.g. an...
  9. M

    Need Help Connecting 5.1 Speakers to Laptop

    A family member gifted me Philips Multimedia Speaker 5.1 SPA8000B/94. Here's the page for its specification: https://www.philips.co.in/c-p/SPA8000B_94/multimedia-speaker-5.1/specifications You can refer to this to see the back panel...
  10. J

    N4CE Old 5:1 speaker set to PC

    Hello, I have a old N4CE Speaker set I have been using for YEARS and upon moving house have I recently just discovered that they have 3 inputs on the back being: - Front (STEREO) - SURROUND - CE/SW How it currently working is plugging one 3.5mm jack into the "Front" port. straight to my pc...
  11. M

    How to connect Philips HTS3540 to PC

    I am trying to connect my old Philips home theater (HTS3540) to my PC but I have no idea what cable to use or if one even exists. The home theater has only 3 RCA outputs (red, white, yellow) and a SCART port. My PC has all the required AUX connectors built into the motherboard. Please let me...
  12. X

    Sony HTIB Question

    Hey everyone, I have a Sony BDV-E3100 HTIB and the speakers connect to the box with a strange plug. Even though I have successfully got 5.1 working even in chrome with the HTIB (with DTS interactive), I don't like the receiver. I was just wondering if I could snip off the end on the cord on...
  13. N

    Bought an Optical to 3 x 3.5mm Audio Converter and can't get it to work

    Hello, so, i have a problem and need some help please. My TV only has optical audio out and i bought a 5.1 sound system with 3 x 3.5mm... Already that's a smart choice -.-' Then, i bought a optical audio converter with optical in and 3 x 3.5mm out so i could connect the tv to the sound...
  14. K

    Surround Sound over HDMI problem (Pyle PT588AB Receiver)

    I have a Pyle PT588AB receiver, and I've plugged in a DirecTV receiver, an Amazon Firestick, an LG BluRay player, and an Xbox 360, all of which support Dolby Digital 5.1 over HDMI. However, the receiver defaults to 2 channel stereo for all sources. The only device that lets me "force" Dolby...
  15. E

    Using 5.1 surround sound TV speakers all placed in the front, is it a problem?

    so i have a 5.1 surround sound speaker setup (long story), but as of now i can't put the 2 small speakers on the wall anywhere. can i keep all 5 speakers in the front, or would it sound better if i disabled those speakers and only kept the ones on the left, right, and center?
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    PS4 Pro to 4K TV via HDMI ARC , but no 5.1 Audio receiving by Surround System

    I have connected PS4 to a 4K TV via HDMI/STB port, then, TV is connected to a 5.1 Home Theatre system via HDMI/ARC port. If I plug in a USB drive to TV and I watch a movie with 6 channel (5.1) sounds, Home Theatre System receives 5.1 audio fine via HDMI/ARC. But it doesn't get 5.1 audio from PS4...
  17. K

    Analog 5.1 on a Soundblaster Z

    Hi there, I bought recently a soundblaster Z 5.1 card. Today i bought new speaker cable (plugged normally into the sub all work fine and without problem) and jacks to plug up my speaker setup into the sound card, instead of going through my active subwoofer (it has an in-built amp in it) I...
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    Unable to send multichannel PCM audio from PC to LG B6

    I recently purchased an LG B6, and came to realize my good old AVR (a Denon 1612), featuring HDMI 1.4, won't do HDR pass-through, so intending to keep the Denon, I switched to having the TV in the middle, instead of the AVR as I did until today. I have managed to get audio sent from the TV to...
  19. R

    Distortion with z906.

    Hello, I was watching a movie to test out my surround sound and during some scenes I would hear distortion on my surround speakers. The distortion is consistent around really bassy noise. I can mess around with settings but I want experts opinions. I did some research and read bass management in...
  20. X

    7.1 STX II Sound Card, Home Theater

    Hey guys, hope you're all doing well. So, I have a little question. I am using an Asus Xonar STX II 7.1 in my PC and I want to set up a home theater in my room. Now I could just go ahead and buy a set of a 5.1 speaker system, but considering the fact that my PC's sound card will be better than...
  21. Jonados

    Subwoofer won't work with Rocksmith 2014, but works completely fine in spotify etc.

    When i launch Rocksmith 2014 the subwoofer cuts out and only the two front speakers start working. I'm new to this kind of stuff so i don't know if it's the game or something i've configured wrong. As seen below i'm using 5.1 speaker setup since none of the others are working. I Have the...
  22. X

    Powered speakers + Receiver...?

    Hello. I was recently given a Pioneer 5.1 receiver as a gift (link to the web page below). Before I was given this, I have been using my Kanto YU2 studio monitors w/ a subwoofer (using the YU2's sub out) as a daily driver for both games and music via USB. The left speaker is active and the...
  23. L

    Hooking up home theatre speakers to PC

    I have Samsung HT-THX25 Home Theatre system that has 5.1 speaker system and all speakers are 100w 3Ω including the subwoofer. The trick is that the unit itself has only stereo input so it just casts that stereo sound on 6 channels. I'd like to use my speakers full potential so I need an amp that...
  24. MrSalty

    Rear Channels Play Through Front Speakers

    So I have been trying to get my surround sound to work properly for a while now and I'm finally giving in and asking for help. I am trying to get 5.1 surround sound from my PC to my surround sound system. I have tried two different computers (one running Windows 7 and the other running Windows...
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    Nvidia card only output sound when the display is active

    Hello, I have a GTX 980 Ti and I'm using it to output 5.1 sound to my receiver through HDMI (secondary). My main display uses a DisplayPort output. Everything is apparently fine as long as I keep the secondary HDMI display turned on (in Nvidia Control Panel). If I choose to turn it off...
  26. S

    How to use 5.1 surround with my PC?

    So I've got this motherboard (MSI Z77A-G43) and this HTiB (Samsung HT-BD1250) system I got from my aunt & uncle. I've been using it as 2.1 for about a year now but thought it was time to get 5.1 working. There are images of all the HTBD1250s outputs / inputs in the link and it supposedly...
  27. C

    Speakers needed for TV (2.1/5.1)

    Hello I was looking for a cheap speakerset (about €50-60) to hook up to my TV (Samsung UE40KU6100) I don't want to spend a fortune on a bunch of speakers, so i had those ones in my mind: Creative A550 5.1 Logitech Z333 2.1 Trust Atlas 2.1 speakerset (Or does anyone know another good set in this...
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    Need advice on choosing a 2.1 Speaker Set up for £150-£250

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a 2.1 speaker system, perhaps even 5.1, but the main use of this is for music, I've got a budget of about £150-£250. I've been looking around and I can't seem to make my mind up so I've come here for some advice. Also it might be worth mentioning that my Motherboard...
  29. mendron

    Logitech Z506 + Laptop

    Good evening gentlemen. So, I currently have a laptop as my main home computer. I use it as if it was a desktop computer because although +2 yrs old, it's still a very good machine. It's an ASUS N53SV in good shape. Anyway, recently I was offered a Logitech Z506 speakers set. I've been using...
  30. T

    5.1 Surround Sound not working from PC?!

    Hi there, I have a LG DH6420P 5.1 Surround system and I am trying to correctly get the full 5.1 working with my PC. I am running Windows 10 and I have the latest Realtek drivers. My motherboard is an ASUS Z170-A with the CrystalSound 2 audio chip, so I can't see why it wouldn't support 5.1...
  31. K

    i want to connect 5.1 speakers to pc and i have only s/pdif as input

    i got f&d f6000u 5.1 speakers , i want to connect it to my PC so i can get surrounded sound while watching movies , the problem is that my input is s/pdif and my mother board is gigabyte Z87 and i don't have HDMI , so any ideas how can i get it to work on my pc , shall i buy an external device...
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    2x 2.1 in USB DAC (Asus Xonar U5) Problem!

    I've recently been interested in having surround sound but my knowledge is really limited when it comes to this subject. Anyhow I have myself 2 completely working sets of "Logitech Z4" and wanted to rig it to 4.2(?). At first I bought a generic USB DAC, 2x "RCA to 3.5mm" and 2x "3.5mm...
  33. E

    Creative Sound Blaster XFI 5.1 Simultaneous output (OPT + 5.1 jacks)

    Hi, I've been looking into the forums and all over the internet and I couldn't find any info about this. I would like to know if I can connect my Headset (Optical audio) and a 5.1 system (5.1 jacks) to this sound card (Creative Sound Blaster XFI 5.1) and get sound simultaneously. I want to turn...
  34. D

    Getting only stereo sound via HDMI instead of 5.1

    Hi all, I've been struggling with this problem for a few days now. I've scoured the net looking for solutions, but nothing seems to work. I'd really appreciate some help with this. My setup is like so: [SOURCE] ---<HDMI Cable>---Audio Extractor ---<HDMI Cable>----Projector ...
  35. D

    Ideal Audio set-up for 5.2 Surround from Computer to Receiver

    Yes I know there are tons of these, but I always see suggestions for budget systems etc. as well as I'm somewhat confused on how to do this correctly even after reading the other posts. It's going to take me some time, but I'm look to get the ideal set-up for 5.2 surround sound. My PC: Asus...
  36. D

    Connecting Phillips HTS 3000 to PC

    Is there any way to connect this to the PC and be able to use all speakers? (5small speakers and 1 sub) There are x1 Scart , x1 red/white RCA + S-video?(yellow) and some radio stuff. Right now i have this connected to my pc with a Red/white rca to 3.5 jack from the AUX on the player and i only...
  37. E

    subwoofer woes. stereo + pc

    so ive had a sony str-dh550 hooked up to my self built PC for a while (was 7, now running 10) my setup looks like this ASUS z97i motherboard EVGA Nvidia 960 GPU (compact for a mini itx build) Sony STR-DH550 5.2 suround stereo (only use 5.1) JBL ES20 book shelf L+R front JBL ES150 Subwoofer...
  38. M

    How to install sound cards without PCIe slots

    Hello. I have built a cheap gaming rig, and it's done. All I need to know now is whether or not my motherboard supports 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound, and if it doesnt, how can I install a new sound card if I dont have another PCIe slot due to my GPU. The motherboard I have is an Asus H81M-K...
  39. A

    5.1 audio from TV to PC (digital optical to USB)

    So, I am going to throw this out here - perhaps someone has dealt with this before and can help me: * I have a 5.1 sound setup, consisting of stand-alone active speakers, connected to my PC via a external sound card (Xonar U7). * I have a TV (55PUT6400), connected to PC via HDMI - I can play...
  40. M

    3 RCA analog (5.1 audio) to digital

    Hello, i need help if is it possible to conver 3 RCA jacks (5.1 audio) to digital spdif (coaxial/optical)output. The point is that I have ROCCAT Kave xtd 5.1 digital headphones with real 5.1 sound card but it has onla 3x RCA 3.5mm jack output for 5.1 audio but my home theater receiver have only...
  41. B

    Center/Subwoofer connection question

    Hi, I'm wanting to create a 5.1 surround sound setup for my PC. The three connections are Front Stereo, Rear Stereo, and Center/Subwoofer. My Center speaker has 1 male 3.5mm cord My Subwoofer has 2 RCA line in ports: Left (White) and Right (Red) What do I need to do to connect both the...
  42. B

    surround sound connection

    hi folks I'm not sure what adapter i need to connect my Bluesky 5.1 active Eltax surround sound speakers to my Sony kdl 40v4000 there's 6 connectors in the back of the speaker and looks like only two in the back of the tv so is there a cable that connects them together if so what is it called i...
  43. S

    Cant get 5.1 surround sound to properly play using AMD HDMI

    I have my PC plugged into a Yamaha RX-V475 receiver using HDMI from my AMD graphics card. When I go to play the test tone in sound settings the sound comes from the correct speakers, but whenever it comes to playing media such as a movie or a even a surround sound test on YouTube, the sound...
  44. K

    Logitech Z506 Problems / Only 2.1

    Hi, I have the logitech z506 5.1 system. I've been using them for quite some time now and they worked fine. Now when I play music or any sound it only play 2.1 instead of 5.1. Out of no where did this happen. I use a Diamond external hard drive to use all wires (green, orange, black). I have...
  45. D

    Smart TV stutters when playing high bitrate audio

    Hello there, I tried to search this question on this forum/google but couldn´t find the answer so I actually made an account to ask it. So I have a Samsung Smart TV and I play videos from an USB stick plugged in it. The problem is, when I play files with high bitrate audio the TV sometimes...
  46. N

    SPDIF Cable Question

    So I've been thinking about getting a PS4 for quite a while now and i have this Samsung Home theater system hooked up in my room (this model has a optical connection). My TV (which is 4-5 years old) has a SPDIF connection). I don't have a cable, but I will if I get this question answered. So the...
  47. M

    Branded Media Streaming Device with 5.1 RCA output for LF LR RF RR Sub and centre ?

    I have a custom built 5.1 speaker with analog inputs LF LR RF RR Sub. I want a media streaming device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV kind of, to connect my TV and 5.1 Speakers with the options to connect USB external hard disk to watch bluray movies. I dont want multiple hardwares like Optical to RCA...
  48. D

    5.1 surround from one 3.5mm jack ? MS 6015

    I just got a 5.1 MS 6015 system, and it has only one jack (green), and when I choose 5.1 I can just low the sound of all speakers. Anyone has any solutions ? I though about buying 3 audio cables (black and red rca to 3.5mm) to connect in the rear PINK,GREEN and BLUE input but im not sure if...
  49. R

    5.1 speakers outputting 2.1 (tried some other options)

    Hello, I have purchase creative inspire t6300 speakers, which are 5.1, I got them all hooked up with my external usb sound card and it all works perfectly when I am configuring or when I 'test' on sound section, however as soon as I try to play any music on it, it only outputs it through the...
  50. C

    5.1 a/v receiver to Desktop?

    Sorry im kind of new to audio equipment and was just given a Kenwood x9060 receiver and surround speakers to go with them. I have used the option of the white/red RCA to a 3.5mm Jack into the desktop and that works fine for stereo sound. I was wondering if there was a way to utilize the 5.1...
  51. WimboJallis121

    Can I integrate a pair of Studio Monitors in a 5.1 speaker set up on my PC?

    I'm currently looking at replacing my speakers (which desperately need doing!), but am a bit unsure about how to do it. My PC is mainly used for gaming, watching films/TV series and music production. Obviously I need a nice pair of studio monitors for my music, but I'd quite like a 5.1 set up...
  52. S

    5.1 Surround from PC to Receiver

    Hello, I'm Sjana. This is the first time I'm creating a thread on Tomsguide because usually I can find the answer by searching this forum. However this time I'm in need of answers for something I don't know that much about. Audio. I'll start with my current situation. PC with ASUS Xonar...
  53. G

    Verify 5.1 on Stereo system?

    Hello, I'm working at a film festival where we receive a lot of mp4/H264 files with 5.1 sound. The files will be screened in cinemas with Dolby Digital Cinema Sound Processors, but also in other locations with only stereo systems. Also the playback system will be different in each location...
  54. J

    How to get 5.1 audio with soundcard PC?

    Okay. I'm currently using a sound card which I bought so I could get 5.1 surround sound on my headphones. However, I decided that I should buy an optical cable to be able to play on my TV and get 5.1 surround sound out of my receiver. The sound card model I have is this: Creative Sound Blaster Z...
  55. Knucklehead545

    looking for a good surround sound

    Hello, i have a budget of about 320$, i want to find a good surround sound 5.1 with a receiver. i would like the sub to hit lowest note at most 20 hz and highest 2 khz. i don't want any pyle, sony, samsung, and bose, if refubershied it would be fine. I prefer to have onyko, denon, yamaha, and...
  56. spiwar

    Logitech Z506 worth the upgrade over Z323

    I am now currently using the Z323 speakers and wondering if the Z506 speakers is worth the upgrade. I'll be mainly using it for gaming, movies, music, etc. and i want more bass without giving up the treble (Z323 default was okay but not good enough, had to EQ it for awhile to get a decent...
  57. K

    Home Theatre 5.1 to PC

    Hi! I just bought this Home theatre (http://new.zetzet.ru/published/publicdata/ZETZET661/attachments/SC/products_pictures/Samsung-HT-H4500R-EN-5.1-3D-Blu-ray-Heimkinosystem-DE-3_5_enl.jpg). I wanted to connect it to my PC...
  58. V

    What Amp should i get for my Canton Chrono 5.1 system???

    Hey guys! really need some help with matching the right amplifier for my setup, I have no idea what to get. Heres the 5.1 system i want to buy for my new home thatre: two front: Canton Chrono 509 DC speakers two rear: Canton Chrono 501.2 speakers one center: Canton Chrono 505 Center and also: a...
  59. M

    Need help picking speakers?

    Ok, i have 5.1 surround sound set-up in my room, the specifics are Logitech Z906. My monitor produces no sound so these will have to do. However, when i play my playstation 4 i cant get any sound, unless i re-plug everything so one wire goes from my control to my speaker, of course you can see...
  60. J

    Laptop To Stereo 5.1 Surround Not Working

    I am having a problem with my denon 5.1 reciever. When ever I try to play music from itunes, Youtube or any other source the sound doesnt come out in the rear speakers. The audio is ran HDMI from the laptop to the reciever. I can go to control panel and test the speakers and all of the speakers...