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kam03
07-28-09, 07:50 AM
I have a weird issue with my X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series . I am getting a distorted effect from my front left channel on my teufel motiv 5 speakers. I am running Vista 64 bit and am using the latest drivers. I have tried different cables but it doesn't make a difference. Also using the onboard sound (Realtek ALC889A) yields perfect sound from all channels.

If I set the system volume below 85% and increase the speaker volume it sounds crystal clear and i dont get the distorted sound on the front left channel anymore.

Also i dont get this distorted sound on any music files but only some high pitched vocal sound and the other way is to right click on the sound icon on windows vista task bar and click on "playback devices" then right click on "Speakers" and press on "Configure Speakers...", a window will appear then i click on the front left speaker icon for it to play a sound and thats the type of sound that causes the distorted sound and the distorted sound disappears when the system volume is set below 85%.


Any ideas?

CaptNKILL
07-28-09, 11:51 AM
Not sure why it would do that, but just keep your system volume below 85%. I've never run a system at 100% anyway. You'll get distortion somewhere from something eventually if you're running your card at its maximum output volume all the time.

lduguay
07-28-09, 02:50 PM
Maybe the output level of the X-Fi exceeds the allowed input line level of your teufel motiv when set to 100%. Euro line level that is ;)

kam03
07-28-09, 05:42 PM
Maybe the output level of the X-Fi exceeds the allowed input line level of your teufel motiv when set to 100%. Euro line level that is ;)

I had creative gigaworks s750 7.1 setup before and i still do, well its going on ebay tonight. The Teufel Motiv 5 Digital cost me 500 and it was worth every single penny ^^,

kam03
07-28-09, 06:26 PM
Not sure why it would do that, but just keep your system volume below 85%. I've never run a system at 100% anyway. You'll get distortion somewhere from something eventually if you're running your card at its maximum output volume all the time.

That makes so much sense, i've been running my system at 100 for over a year, i must have killed it. What is a good system volume level to always use?

CaptNKILL
07-28-09, 10:59 PM
That makes so much sense, i've been running my system at 100 for over a year, i must have killed it. What is a good system volume level to always use?

I've always stayed in the 80-90% range.

I don't know if its actually possible to kill one of your sound card's output channels, but if it is, running at 100% volume at all times is probably the best way to do it.