CmdrJeffSinclair

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to get my Logitech Z506 Speakers to work over Optical cable. I bought a Panlong 5.1 Audio decoder which states it specifically works with all Logitech products (link) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AMC2J1Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

My PC will not let me configure speakers over digital optical in the playback devices so I have no idea what to do.

In Playback Devices> Enhancements there is a box that lets me tick "DTS Connect" and when testing it plays all 5.1 speakers (very poorly, as if something is wrong) so I know the Panlong decoder is working.

Am I missing drivers or some software or something? PC specs in signature. I'm usinf Realtek Audio drivers
 

ssddx

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in any case, since you are connecting via a desktop pc.. why are you using optical? there is going to be ZERO benefit to using optical out then converting with a cheap conversion box over just connecting up to the rear panel via 3.5mm x3. generally the only real reasons to use these boxes are when connecting to devices like a ps3, tv or other device with only an optical output.

if you want 5.1 over optical you need dts-connect or dolby digital live support. otherwise it will be 2.0 only. what do you mean very poorly? if you use a speaker test... does sound come out each speaker like it should? or did you mean crackling and distorted? if thats the case its likely due to apparently poor quality/quality control as some of the reviews note quality issues while others do not. perhaps yours is defective.

you need to be mroe specific.

 

ssddx

Glorious
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that avatar........................

in any case, since you are connecting via a desktop pc.. why are you using optical? there is going to be ZERO benefit to using optical out then converting with a cheap conversion box over just connecting up to the rear panel via 3.5mm x3. generally the only real reasons to use these boxes are when connecting to devices like a ps3, tv or other device with only an optical output.

if you want 5.1 over optical you need dts-connect or dolby digital live support. otherwise it will be 2.0 only. what do you mean very poorly? if you use a speaker test... does sound come out each speaker like it should? or did you mean crackling and distorted? if thats the case its likely due to apparently poor quality/quality control as some of the reviews note quality issues while others do not. perhaps yours is defective.

you need to be mroe specific.

 

CmdrJeffSinclair

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Yeah the speakers are fine over the 3x 3.5mm cables, but I have a PS4 and use the same PC speakers but I need to connect via Optical on the PS4, so I needed the audio decoder box for that (and I just didn't want to unplug and replug the 3x 3.5mm jacks constantly 10x a day and wear out the ports on my

Yeah, the sound test worked but it was pretty poor, granted I have not activated DTS at all. I don't know how. Could you help me activate DTS Connect to see if this will work?
 
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