01-29-2009 03:16 PM
Hello guys! I reaaaallllyyyy like my new set of surround speakers - G51. It is simply perfect!
But... There is something which drives me mad! When I open Winamp or Foobar and start to listen some tracks, my center speaker isn't working at all. If I want to hear it, I must turn on the "Matrix" effect.
But I don't want the "Matrix"! I just want to hear stereo sound from all of the speakers, when I'm listening to an mp3 or audio disk or even watching an XviD/DVD stereo movie! But I can't hear the center speaker... Every other speaker is working with Matrix=Off and producing very nice sound, but... no center!
I really don't know, why you've thought, that the center is ONLY for 5.1 sources... This is just crap! I've had two 5.1 surround systems, before bying the G51 and all of them were playing stereo signal/source on all of the 6 channels! Not on 5, but 6!
And yes - I have the right audio drivers and codecs and hardware, believe me on this. I've changed the audio/video players, the configuration, but nothing happens. Just want to hear my center, without matrix-ing it. That's all. Simple.
Please, help me! Thank you and sorry for the "shouting" part up there.. I'm just furious, that's all...
01-29-2009 07:10 PM - edited 01-29-2009 07:11 PM
First off here . . . if you are playing music you will need to use Matrix mode to get sound out of all the speakers (provided that the music you are listening to was not recoded in surround sound)
As most music is not encoded in surround sound there are only two channels, right and left. What the matrix mode does is it takes these channels and divides them so that you get something playing out of every speaker. Otherwise you would not get audio out of all the speakers.
If you want sound out of all the channels you have two options,
1.) Connect the system to a 5.1 sound card, properly configured and then play an audio source that is encoded in 5.1 (DVD or Game)
2.) Connect the system either 5.1 or stereo and play an audio file encoded in stereo (music) with the matrix mode on.
I dont know why you are so against the Matrix mode . . . . .
01-30-2009 05:53 AM - edited 01-30-2009 06:01 AM
OK. May be I will give a chance to the matrix mode, OK. Now I'm trying the "Gaming" and "Music". But there is another question... Why in any of the two available Matrix modes, the center speaker is more silent, than the four satellites?! I've thought, that the Matrix divides/spreads the sound equally between all of the speakers/satellites?!
This is even dumber... Why would I need the Matrix mode, if it doesn't "pump up" the volume of the center speaker enough?
Another question. You say, that if I want 5.1 (6 channels sound) I should have such type of source. Well - I have MANY types! DVD, HD, DTS audio cd's - nothing works! I can hear all the satellites, the subwoofer is simply outrageous, BUT no center! I can have a center speaker, while listening to a DTS, IF i turn on the Matrix.
I can't get the point of it... The center doesn't work properly with a 5.1 source or a stereo source. Stupid. One more thing. I have (one of) the best integrated audio on my motherboard - Realtek ALC1200. It's no X-Fi, I know, but it works quite good for my needs - I'm no maniac audiophille or something.
When I've sad, that I've tryed many sources, I forgot about the games... Will try some new games, later today, when I have time.
01-30-2009 10:28 AM
If you have it hooked up 5.1 and are playing a 5.1 source (DVD, game) . . . and the center still isnt working then there may be a problem with the system. I would try switching one of the other speakers that is working fine with the center and see what happens. See if it is a speaker issue or a output issue from the subwoofer.
The purpose of matrix mode is to get audio to play out of all the speakers (simulated surround sound) when not playing a surround audio source or having the speaker set properly hooked up to a 5.1 sound card. It really does not act as a boost of any sort.
01-30-2009 02:17 PM
You won't get sound from the center speaker as that is a channel shared by the LFE speaker. The subwoofer will work as a speaker in 2.1 mode, but the center has to have sound directed to it by either audio encoded in 5.1 or by the Matrix which simulates 5.1.
11-13-2009 06:06 PM
i have brought my G51 somewhere this year.
my center too is:
- very weak
the solution i tested, and still same problem:
- swap the cables (from woofer to speaker)
- swap the cables (from pc output to woofer)
- use motherboard build-in audio system.
- use Creative X-Fi Sound Card
- use Front Left/Right speaker as the Center Speaker.
- use Center Speaker as Front Left/Right (apparenlty Center Speaker UNit is fine)
- tweak software configuration.
you know when playing DVD's, i use my PC so the output is 5.1 as well. the voice for movies relies heavily on the CENTER SPEAKER which when it is weak, i can't hear a **bleep** **bleep** they are talking about unless i use MATRIX mode. but MATRIX mode cancels out the rear left/right which make SURROUND pretty pointless...
i don't think the problem lies with the speaker or the PC output. but it could be the output from the Subwoofer.
01-23-2010 06:28 AM
Всем привет! Я только взял систему G51 но две колонки не работают, но мне кажется дело не в том что они вообще не работают а что я может не правильные дрова скачал или ещё чего =( Но до этого всё работало! Помогите кто сможет мой скайп Monax977