I have the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro package with a 5.1 analog setup on PSB speakers and, though calibrated with the THX console that came with the software and a SPL meter, the balance of surround sound in my PC games are quite off. Though music, videos, and all other sources of analog audio sound great with the calibration, the surround sound in PC games like Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Chronicles of Riddick, and others sound heavily unbalanced with the rears putting out the weakest sound. Since the THX calibration console does not seem to be working for me, I must ask; do PC game developers have a seperate reference for producing properly balanced surround sound in their games as opposed to THX or other sources (such as DVDs, SACDs, etc.)? In other words, what DVE and Avia are as a reference to DVDs, do PC game studios have their own reference? Or is it the game itself? Any and all help is appreciated as this is quite a nuisance.
By the way, I know the Doom 3 EAX HD patch
is out, but I have not downloaded it to see if it helps resolve this problem as it is consistent with ALL of my PC games.