Distorted Sound From Soundblaster Z

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  1. coldshot

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    I recently got a Soundblaster Z card which i'm using for my HTPC.

    It works fine when i output the audio via my PC speakers.

    However when i output to my receiver (Panasonic PT560) via the soundcard's Toslink optical output for watching movies or playing music, I get this weird echoing feedback.

    The receiver has Dolby Pro Logic II.

    Both speaker set up is 5.1

    It's hard to describe the sound hence I recorded a short clip of it.

    Fast forward to the middle and you'll know what i mean.
    http://www.megafileupload.com/en/fil...Memo1-mp3.html

    I have AC3 filter running in my PC.

    I'm thinking it's due to the way the signal is being passed to my recevier but i can't figure it out.

    Would greatly appreciate some help as it's really driving me nuts :nerd:
     
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  2. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    Try turning off the receiver and restarting the computer... It's happened to me a few times too.

    regards,
    Ragdoll.
     
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    Hi Ragdoll

    It tried it quite a few times but to no effect.

    still no idea what's causing it...:bang:
     
  4. RagDoll_Effect

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    OK, do you have VLC media player?

    It's the simplest software player imo...

    regards,
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    I'm using KMplayer for movies and windows media player for music.

    It was working fine with my old Auzentech Xplosion card.

    Yet to try VLC
     
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    Have u tried resetting all of the kmplayer settings, and reinstalling it?
     
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    Also worth trying is to mute all inputs and outputs you are not using
     
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    I have yet to try that.

    I am already getting this sound problem when using windows media player to play my mp3s via my receiver.

    So i doubt it's due to the kmplayer
     
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    I muted disabled all my recording devices from the control panel.

    Is there a way to check if there's any source not muted?
     
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    Turn off Dolby Pro Logic.
     

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    I dare say your issue lies within the Creative software, try reinstalling the Creative drivers and software for the sound card!

    Also, it's a long shot but also try a different toslink cable. Could be a defect or connection issue.

    Perhaps one other reason for the feedback is the sound card is picking up electronic/noise from your computer!

    I'd imagine your receiver is doing what is intended and the issue is with the sound card!

    Good luck!
     
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    I did actually but the sound problem still persists
     
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    do you have 5.1 speakers?

    btw your link is broken...
     
  14. coldshot

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I tried reinstalling the drivers and using another Toslink cable but it didn't work as well.

    Is there a way to prevent static within the PC? Funny thing is it's only happening for optical out and not audio from the Pc
     
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    I have 5.1 for both my PC and Home Theater.

    Sorry about the link.

    Pls try this link
    http://www.2shared.com/file/2i_J23j9/sound.html.

    I can't attach a file to the post
     

  16. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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    on the advanced tab in audio properties what default format is selected

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    I'm not at home at the moment but off the top of my head i think it's 16bit 44 or 48hz.

    Is that what you're referring to?
     
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    yup exactly that perhaps try changing it to 24bit 96KHz or any of the other ones until you find one that works properly if it still fails then I would look at either drivers or sound card as faulty

    also check the supported formats tab and make sure all the formats a ticked
     
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