Problem with Soundblaster xfi 5.1 pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by espengjerm, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. espengjerm, Oct 29, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013

    espengjerm macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2013
    I have a problem hooking up my soundblaster via toslink(Optical sound) to a 5.1 surround system. When I play back I only get 2 channels to work, even though the setting are set to 5.1 on my mac mini. I have tried to change settings in the MIDI thing, but it doesn't work. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Is there any softwear or so that would fix it?
  2. gobsmacked, Oct 29, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013

    gobsmacked macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Alberta, Canada
    I'm not sure about an optical connection.
    Maybe this will help you get it working.
    He says:
    To get 5.1 Surround sound working:
    *) You must connect your surround speakers to the Green/Yellow/Black 3.5mm connections on the X-Fi Surround 5.1 device!!!
  3. espengjerm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2013
    Thanks for the help, but ive tried this.. I can't use the Green/Yellow/Black connections because the reciever I use does only have optical input.

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