After all these years as an old simmer, I finally upgraded from desktop speakers to the Creative Inspire 5.1 (5200) package.
Operating off of Soundmax, all speakers are working evenly when I test them through the individual cycle. They also sound about even when playing a CD.
To start with, although the sound was great, particularly with the new sub-woofer, I did not think the rear or center speakers were working in FS9 only. After some experimentation, I discovered that they were in fact delivering engine sounds, but at a much lower level than the side front speakers.
Am I correct in assuming that at least for the aircraft I was useing, that with the engines on the wings directly left and right, that this is an attempt from FS9 for realizm, as those speakers would be representative of the closest locations to the engines?
Anybody had some experience with this setup? If so any comments?
I just tried the Desault Falcon and Capt. Sim's 727 to see if I could tell any difference with an aircraft with rear engines. Made the following discovery. I could not tell that anything was coming out of the rear or center speakers. SubWoofer and front side speakers were fine. With the front speakers muted, I switched to another aircraft (Cessna 195) Sound boomed out of the rear and center speakers (I had turned the volume up to high on these selections only in my panel before when I heard nothing). I then turned the front speakers on. With them unmuted, they worked fine, but the rear and center quit.
This happens (so far at least) only in FS9. All speakers work fine with everything else I have tried.
Sounds like a good time to go to bed and sleep on it.
Well! That didn't work. I now cannot duplicate what happened in the first edit. Seems to be inconsistant. I am running my front speakers through the jumpered mod for the front case jacks so that I can plug and unplug my mic there. Maybe that is the problem.