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Hello everyone,

I am new to AVS forum but have enjoyed visiting these forums in search of new information. I ran into a big of a problem with my build and need you help! Very recently I turned my HTPC into a gaming rig and switched out my AsRock FM2A85X-ITX mobo for the Z87I-Deluxe and the i5-4670K. I noticed that while watching movies on XBMC the bass was super weak. I thought it might have been the subwoofer because I had it repaired due to a faulty board. But after testing games on the Xbox 360 and PS3 (plus movies on PS3) the bass was working and sounding great. I have a Onkyo HT-R592 receiver and it worked perfectly with XBMC and my previous mobo. Now with this new mobo it puts out weak bass. Could it be my GTX 770 GPU? I'm lost. Much help would be appreciated.

I have an Onkyo HT-S5600 7.1 Surround Sound System. The sub is self powered (plugs into power outlet and an RCA cable to receiver). I have an HDMI connected to the GPU then to the receiver and it goes out from there to my projector. I am not running any additional software for my set up other than XBMC (audio output device and pass-through set to WASAPI: HDMI-HT-R592)

UPDATE: I uninstalled ALL the Nvidia drivers, restarted PC, reinstalled drivers (clean install deleting any profiles), and tested movies with VLC, PowerDVD, and XBMC. All resulted with low bass output. I switched over to the PS3, played Infamous and got booming bass. I am at a loss.

I will try to remove the GPU and connect directly to the MoBo to see if that is the issue as well.

My current rig (don't know if this helps):
ASUS Z87I-Deluxe Motherboard
Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooler
EVGA 600B 600W PSU (100-B1-0600-KR)
Gygabite GTX 770 (GV-N770OC-4GD)
Intel i5-4670K 3.4GHz CPU
Kingston HyperX DDR3 8 GB
LG UH12NS30 Bluray Drive
Lian-Li PC-Q08B Case
Seagate 600 Series 240GB SSD (ST240HM000)
3 x Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS
 

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What is the audio connection between the computer and the receiver? HDMI? S/PDIF? Analog?

HDMI would be best.


Have you configured XBMC to use WASAPI?

That should result in the best audio. If instead it's using DirectSound, the computer's audio settings might be configured inappropriately.
 

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Try plugging the HTPC into an HDMI port that you're using for one of the other devices.


I'm not familiar with Onkyo receiver features. Some brands let you set different audio processing features for each of the different inputs. e.g. you can have Direct (no processing whatsoever) enabled for one HDMI port, but Audyssey (room EQ + bass management) on a second. If the receiver is not applying any bass management to the HTPC port, then you wouldn't hear much bass.
 

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I have no experience with that product, so I can't comment. I have seen quite a few posts from people having HDMI problems when using Intel's graphics and drivers. All of my personal experience is with Nvidia.
 

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Where did you read about these HDMI problems? Could you direct me to that thread just so I can look around for some more clues for addressing this issue. Thanks!
 

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A Web search for

intel hdmi problem site:avsforum.com

lists many threads. If you don't limit it to AVS, there are many more.
 
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