I currently have a cheaper Sound Blaster Live 24 bit card (5.1) installed on my system and recently purchased new Logitech speakers to go with it.
After the installation I used the Creative Sound Mixer and Manager to test the speakers out. The test was successful for 5.1 speakers. I could here all sounds during the test for each speaker.
However, the second I play music or any other audio, the rear speakers become dead and there is no sound whatsoever. I have seen this with home stereo systems when the music is not digital so I grabbed my THX recording and did not have any luck playing that either. The only thing I have not tried is playing a DVD on my system but I doubt that the sound will co-operate for that either.
I am curious if anybody out there has seen this before or knows the fix for it because my other system has an older 4.1 speaker system attached to it and it works fine with surround. As a final thought I did adjust or tune the volume controls for windows and the creative sound manger to ensure that the rear speakers were working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.