How to play surrounded sound via SPDIF output?
– Make sure you have proper stereo supporting multi-channels of audio and S/PDIF connection.
– To know how to select a S/PDIF digital cable, please refer to this FAQ
When inserting the S/PDIF type of audio jack to S/PDIF digital port
which is usually the closest to the card reader and combined with
normal analog jack, Nahimic audio enhancer will pop up a window on the screen to let you
choose “S/PDIF-Out” as the output mode.
If your notebook model doesn’t support Nahimic, you may see the window: Realtek HD Audio Manager instead.
Select “S/PDIF-Out” as output.
When a S/PDIF type of cable was plugged in, you’ll notice a red light is beamed out from the other end of S/PDIF digital cable. This
represents the S/PDIF signal is successfully transmitted. Then, connect this end of the cable to the S/PDIF port on the receiver(amplifier) of the stereo.
• Please make sure you have the latest versions of audio driver andenhancer from MSI official website.
On the stereo, there should be a ‘mode’button for selecting multi-channels audio.
Usually the default mode is set to 2.1 surrounded and it only enables two speakers and one woofer.
• If your audio source contains 5.1 or more channels of audio information, you may need to manually switch to corresponding multi-channels to enable more speakers.
For example, please see the pictures for different multi-channels on the stereo’s LED panel.
|2.1 channel surround mode||5.1 channel surround mode|
If your system is running Realtek audio with Sound Blaster Cinema,
the “Play” button in Realtek window is only for testing
headphone or internal speakers, not for S/PDIF type of digital cables. It won’t output any digital signal via the S/PDIF type of jack.
So if your stereo is connected via the S/PDIF type of digital cable, there won’t be any sound played from the stereo when doing audio test.
If your system is running Nahimic audio enhancer and outputting S/PDIF type of digital audio, Nahimic
won’t take any effect on it. Nahimic audio enhancer doesn’t support
digital audio processing, so when you open the Nahimic window,
you’ll see this screen.
• Don’t select “Set Now” unless you want to use internal speakers instead.
It will switch the audio output from S/PDIF jack to internal speakers.
In the systems featured with Nahimic audio enhancer, Realtek HD Audio Manager won’t show up anymore.
There’s no way to open it. Please go to Nahimic audio enhancer to adjust all these audio characteristics directly.