Sunday, March 6, 2011

Realtek audio drivers and quadraphonic speakers

So it looks like Realtek have decided that quadraphonic (4 channel) speakers are not front and rear, but front and side. Thanks for wasting my day in trying to figure this out! On the upside it turns out one of my favourite speakers sets it starting to show its age and needed a cable replacing. Long live the Creative Inspire 4.1 4400's (they are only 8 years old!).


  1. hey I am using these speakers too... and I have NO idea how to use it with realtek cause I am a computer dinosaur now. im using the quadraphonic settings in the drivers, but did you ever get the subwhoofer working?

  2. The sound for the subwoofer in these speakers is taken from the four audio channels. The if you are getting sound from the four speakers but not the subwoofer there is probably a problem with the speakers.