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  • #137273
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    I blew my amp the other day and just got a new one and found a problem.

    I have a set of computer speakers and sub running the main sound from the audio port in the back of the computer.  Mine is older and only has one audio out jack.  The table sounds are assigned to the tv that is in the back glass.  I have an rca red and white cable plugged into the tv audio out running to an amp and have two exciters and a 6 inch  subwoofer.

    the issue is that all table sounds are only going out the right exciter and sub.  If I change the audio balance on the tv all the way left I get nothing.  Don’t know if it’s the tv or what.  Should I just look into a 5.1 or 7.1 sound card for the computer.

    #137352
    JR
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    @jfr1
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    I’m pretty sure you’ve tried this but – have you reversed the cables?

    #137360
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    I actually didn’t…. I just did and it reversed so I am only getting sound on one channel coming out.  question is am I getting it coming in like that

    #137362
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    i think the best thing to do would be to get a sound card and go from there.  My left exciter stopped working though.   just pulled it.  gonna find a way to test it on multimeter

    #137365
    JR
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    @jfr1
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    Always good to have an excuse to acquire new gear!  …but maybe it’s just a bad cable?  I’m finally upgrading to an SSD.  Samsung 1TB are down to $100.  I should probably look at sound cards as well.

    Have to ask – why the switch to a helicopter avatar?  Hope I’m not missing something obvious.

    #137394
    Badazzwi
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    @badazzwi
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    Could very well be the cable as one side of it carry the sound for the left channel and the other for the right channel.

    I’m in the process of upgrading my sound system too. I was going to get a 7.1 card for my PC but I picked up a 7.1 reciever for cheap so I’m going to try that route.

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    #137398
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    Stupid question, the tv speakers are working on both channels, when I hit the left flipper it should only sound on the left speaker and right on right correct?

    I am”hopefully” changing jobs from flying for the airlines and going back to flying helicopters for the Border Patrol.  Plus it makes me happier to see the helicopter.  I miss it.  Wanted to put a Blackhawk on the Raven table but had to stay correct with the movie

    #137454
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    In your case Tom. I would consider getting me a exteral 5.1 / 7.1 card. I’m ready your description and I’m still not understanding it :)

    #137456
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    Trust me it’s a confusing setup to me the way I have it.   I am ordering a card now. Will I still be able to use the onboard sound output with the card installed for the backglass music and the card will handle the pf sounds or does the external sound card handle all of them

    #137460
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    You will configure vp to use the new card and then from there on attach subs and speakers.

    #137489
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    I actually had a sound blaster 5.1 card but I didn’t have a slot for it in my old motherboard.  I found a new motherboard in my stash that I can use the card on and it has more ram slots and it was free so score

    #138443
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    I have my main BG speakers in the middle bottom green outlet.  The top has side/ rear/ sub.  are those input or outputs???

    #138458
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    On my motherboard drivers I can change what output goes to. So, that is kind of a trick question. https://www.reaper-x.com/2012/02/13/how-to-remap-retasking-realtek-onboard-jacks-ports/

    Normally though. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/what-audio-jacks-are-which.3098416/ – Just google Realtek Audio Jack Colors. Or replace Realtek with the producer.

    #138539
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    I think that’s my issue.  I switched motherboards and don’t think I have the required drivers or media.  I couldn’t find anything in the system about surround.  Just download Realtek?

    #138540
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    There are several programs on the internet that tells you in details what hardware id’ is in your system. I recommend to get a bootable linux usb and from there run ‘lspci’ – it will tell you make, model, number, fw – almost more than you need to know. That way you can be sure what you are looking for – for windows.

    Other way is of course. Have a really close look at the motherboard itself. If you figure the exact name. I would be surprised if you can’t find an old manual on the internet that tells you what is on the board.

    #138543
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
    MemberContributor

    ok working on it now thanks.

    #138557
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
    MemberContributor

    Asus has a sound program that they perinatal but of course I don’t have the original software and they don’t offer the download.  I am gonna try contacting them.

    That linux thing may be over my head, not as scrolled up on that as you are Thalamus, lol

    #138661
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
    MemberContributor

    I got the drivers for Realtek for my computer.  Do I need software?  also any help on this setup.  do I plug my backglass speakers in the main input and the PF speakers in the sides or rear?

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    also this?? :wacko:

    #138669
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    If you got the drivers for Realtek. You should first start there. Go to control panel for sound and make sure that you enable surround first. Only then will it work in VP.

    #138678
    Tom
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    @armyaviation
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    don’t see an option for that.

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