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    ROG Thunderbolt Sound Card

    So I am probable just missing something very obvious but I guess I'm going to have to ask the question anyway. On the back of the thunderbolt card there is only one input and 1 output..... so does this mean that the card only supports stereo? I need a little help on this one.

    I have a Tritton AX 51 Pro headset and it supports 5.1 true surround sound. So how do I get this to work.

    Thanks for the help.

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    that's right the card is only 2.1
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    unfortunately the thunderbolt was designed specifically for 2 channel headphones and does not support 5.1 channel. if you want to use 5 channel you can use the on board audio.
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    Can you use both at same time ? ( it's a long time I want ask this one )

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    i think windows allows you to enable only 1 sound card at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian@ASUS View Post
    i think windows allows you to enable only 1 sound card at a time.
    This is correct for Windows 7, you used to be able to enable multiple sound devices in some older versions but this support has since been dropped. (Unfortunately)
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    I have connected ThunderBolt S/PDIF OUT to Home Theatre System (DAV-SR4W). When I watch films by The KM player I see that sound Dolby Digital or DTS, but in game always 2.1 stereo. How can I get 5.1 sound in game on S/PDIF? And how activate DS3D GX (DirectSound3D Game Extensions) in ThunderBolt control panel? Thank you.

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    I think it only depends on the game. Some Games have audio settings so you can change type of sound and layout of speakers. But most of them depend on setting from your audio manager in windows.
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    WOW. Seems like a FAIL to make a discrete sound card, advertise that it will give the "extreme gamer" an advantage because you will be able to hear "better" only to support 2.1. Thanks for the help on this one guys. I guess I will just use the on board audio (which IMO is great) and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Cee View Post
    WOW. Seems like a FAIL to make a discrete sound card, advertise that it will give the "extreme gamer" an advantage because you will be able to hear "better" only to support 2.1. Thanks for the help on this one guys. I guess I will just use the on board audio (which IMO is great) and go from there.
    The AX 51 is the exception rather than the rule. For most "extreme" gamers they will have a 2 driver headset and the best possible setup for such a headset is something like this. For people with separate discrete inputs they would not benefit from something like the thunderbolt anyway because the external device is doing all of the mixing and any crossover on its own.
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