Can't find 2.1 speakers option in Sounds setup

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ELKALIBEY

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I have 2.1 multimedia speakers system
two speakers and one subwoofer

now i can't find the option of 2.1 in my sound setup in win 7 64
there are only those settings
Stereo
Quadraphonic
5.1
7.1

there is no 2.1 so what should i do now ?

note: i have the latest update for my sound card realtek

this is the pic of the problem as you can see there is no 2.1

 

clutchc

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If you have a single cable connected to the sound port on your PC, yes you have 2.1.

2.1 refers to the left/right channels or speakers (the 2) and a subwoofer (the .1) on one cable.
 

ELKALIBEY

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i tried the stereo and yes subwoofer is working good

i have poor model ^^ i can't tell it's name but they're connected i think by cable or Y-adabter
 

ELKALIBEY

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another thing .. now i installed K-LITE CODEC MEGA during installtion selection
i chose Stereo 2.1 not 2.0 that's right ?

cuz it showed me a message says:

that if you have a speaker set that has a dedicated subwoofer so you must choose 2.1

but if you have a subwoofer that connected to your pc alone by cable you choose 2.0

i can't remember the message correctly but i think that's it
 

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If you have a single cable connected to the sound port on your PC, yes you have 2.1.

2.1 refers to the left/right channels or speakers (the 2) and a subwoofer (the .1) on one cable.
 
It means that if your 2.1 system has a single stereo input you set the pc to 2.0. You would connect this with a single stereo cable.
If your 2.1 system has separate left/right/sub inputs you set the pc to 2.1 and connect with the above and a 2nd connection to the sub out of the sound card.
 

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I confirm that if you have a 2.1 stereo, ie two speakers and a sub woofer, using a single lead in, the current OS is NOT identifying the subwoofer, dropping it or one of the speakers.
 

David_497

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2.1 is NOT stereo. It is 4.1 with an electronically simulated set of rear speakers. Using a stereo driver with a 2.1 sound system flattens the sound, and NO, the woofer never gets involved at all. I had mine working after I updated to WIndows 10, but it took a long time to find the driver, but Windows 10 replaced it two months later, after I had forgotten how to fix it. In the past I have been able to use a 4.1 Dolby setting, and everything worked, but WIndows isn't being fooled by the emulation firmware, and won't play the rear channel unless it sees the speakers.
 
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