Pwer Mac G5 Surround Sound

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  1. Mapple OS X macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I am having an issue with my Power Mac G5 which has OS X Tiger on it and I have my Samsung surround sound system hooked up to it and the audio is really quiet on the right side. I tried adjusting audio settings but nothing worked at all. On my Windows PC it works great but not on the G5. Any suggestions?

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  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Go to system preferences, and check the sound output to see the balance.
     

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  3. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Power Mac G5 Surround Sound

    Thanks for the quick reply! Checked that already and it is balanced.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Check the settings in Audio MIDI Setup in the Utilities folder.
     
  5. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Power Mac G5 Surround Sound

    I forgot to mention that area. I checked it but nothing worked there either and also I could select anything multichannel, only stereo could be selected and everything else was greyed out. The levels for both sides are all the way up.
     
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  7. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Power Mac G5 Surround Sound

    I connected the speakers with a mini (3.5mm plug) to RCA (red,white) cable. I get sound but very low on the right side and I even tried another cable but still the same.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    If the left right balance is centered, as suggested by gavinstubbs09, your speakers or headphone port may be malfunctioning.
     
  9. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea maybe cause this computer is fairly old and some things do seem weird with it.
     
  10. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I might see if if I can find a sound card for it. Does it take normal PCI or is it a special type?
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    A special type. Look for a USB or FireWire one. But first try different speakers. Don't forget left and right don't make surround sound.
     
  12. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea I was reading about USB and Firewire, those would be like external sound cards?
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try switching the port from the back to the front. This will eliminate physical damage to the ports as a possibility and only leave sound card failures. Also, when the Mac is starting is the chime equalized on both sides. PowerPC Macs chime through the external speakers! If it is balanced it is solely a software issue.
     
  14. Mapple OS X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Power Mac G5 Surround Sound

    OK I think I figured out what the problem was. One of the wires on the front right speaker was like broken off so I used some wire cutters and fixed it, seems to be OK now anyway. Sorry for the trouble, I really thought something was messed up here. Thanks for all the replies though, I appreciate it! :eek:
     

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