i just bought myself a highend laptop which comes with xfi mb2 and thx trustudio pro ... i tried running optical from my laptop to pioneer receiver to 5.1 speaker setup... result was bad ,sounded terrible , very distorted and uneven ..
so i setup multichannel via 3 jack cables , set that up through realtek hd audio manager...set the receiver to multichannel hopeing i would be able to control each channel as i wished.. result was bad...90% of the sound goes through the centre channel and the rest sounds distorted with little volume...there is a function that allows you to control output on each channel ..it was useless.. did almost nothing
there also is the thx surround control where u can also control where u want to distribute your sound.. also useless . no matter what i tried ,the sound came out distorted and unevenly distributed...
the source was lossless music tracks which i know are stereo..but the thing is ,im not looking for surround .. i want to have equal sound and volume sent to each channel.. anyway , i pretty much gave up on xfi mb2 and thx trustudio pro after a number of peeps told me its crappy software get rid of it...
so id like to ask whats a good software download that i can use to manage a multichannel setup where i can control each channels volume with quality and no distortion..somethin that does what trustudio pro is meant to do in other words lol
im not an expert so i appologise if i didnt explain myself very well.
my setup is -
clevo laptop with either optical , mulitchannel jacks, or hdmi ..
a pioneer vsx - 1018AH receiver
richter centre ,richter front speakers, mordaunt short rear speakers
basically im asking for advice on whats the best software to use for this or is there a way to acheive multichannel setup via this crappy thx trustudio pro software..maybe i missed some setting or something?
ill just add also that i use to have an auzentech prelude sound card connected to the same setup .. and it sounded great via multichannel.. i had full control of each channels volume and the sound was perfect.. im trying to achieve the same.