I've had a small problem for a while now, and it's confusing me big-time. Any help would be so gratefully received.
Basically I have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 card, quite recent (which has a Digital Out Jack, Line In Jack, Microphone Jack and Line Out 1, 2 & 3 Jacks, and firewire port). I also have a speaker set from Cambridge SoundWorks - one subwoofer which connects to four tiny speakers. This subwoofer connects to two of the "Line Out" jacks. I have set the computer to recognise 4.1 speakers - which it SORT OF does, as you'll see ...
All four speakers have worked fine in the past, but when I run a speaker test recently (each speaker talks to you in turn), one speaker (front right) doesn't work! It's not the speaker or the wires, as they've been tested on other connections, but seems to be the "front right" connection on the subwoofer.
BUT THIS IS WHERE IT GETS WEIRD, and I'm hoping someone can help: The "front right" connection doesn't work with any speaker, as I stated, but when I disconnect the "front left" speaker from the subwoofer, the "FRONT RIGHT" speaker suddenly works with very QUIET, MUFFLED audio - and says it's the "front left" speaker!
I really hope somebody out there made sense of that. Any advice on what is going on here would be greatly appreciated! Do I need to change the connections to the sound card itself? Is it possible that the four speakers need to be connected in a specific order, or are they all just the same speakers and wires?
I really don't understand why the "front right" speaker doesn't work when the "front left" is connected, but when I disconnect the "front left" speaker, the "front right" speaker suddenly has very quiet, muffled audio and says, "Front, left!" Remember, I *have* set the computer to a 4.1 system, so that isn't the problem.
Anyhow, I've gotta go to work! Any help would be eternally appreciated - I know this is a very confusing problem!
All the best, and take care, Mark.