User’s Manual Sound Effect Manager

Rev. 1.20

....................................... 4 “OTHERS” SELECTION .......................................................................10 8.7 6 “S/PDIF-IN” PAGE (OPTION) ............................................................................. 3 “KARAOKE” SELECTION ...............Sound Manager Rev...................2 1.........1 8................................................. 7 5 “SPEAKER TEST” PAGE (OPTION FOR 5.................................................. 10 HOW TO CONDUCT “CONNECTOR SENSING” ..................................................................................... 6 4.............1 CHANNEL ) ................................................................................2 8..............................User’s Manual................5 6 CHANNEL AUDIO OUTPUT ................................................................................. 5 4................................................................... 6 4...3 “ENVIRONMENT” SELECTION ................................................ 5 4..........................4 4 “SPEAKER CONFIGURATION” PAGE (OPTION FOR 5........3 2 CHANNEL AUDIO OUTPUT ...................................1 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................3 8.............................................................................................................................. INTRODUCTION......................................................4 8...................................................................................... 13 “OPTION” SELECTION .........................................1 2............................................. 14 9 “GENERAL” PAGE ..........................................20 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1............4 4 CHANNEL AUDIO OUTPUT ......................5 4........ 1...............................................1 CHANNEL)....................................................................7 INTRODUCTION ......9 8 “CONNECTOR SENSING” PAGE (OPTION).................................................... 10 “EZ-CONNECTION® “ ..........1 HOW TO START SOUND EFFECT MANAGER ............................................... 2 2 “SOUND EFFECT” PAGE ....................... 12 WRONG CONNECTION ............................2 HEADPHONE OUTPUT .........................................................16 1 .....................................................................................8 7 “S/PDIF-OUT” PAGE (OPTION).6 8.................. 4 3 “EQUALIZER” PAGE.............11 SENSING RESULT ..................... 12 “CORRECTION” SELECTION ...................................5 8.......3 2.......2 2.............................................................................................................................................

Realtek provides “Sound Manager”. Click “Sound Effect” icon in task bar as shown below and the Control Panel of Sound Effect Manager will pop out. With this friendly utility. Introduction To have the best performance of your audio system.Sound Manager Rev.1 How to start Sound Effect Manager After set up Realtek AC’97 Audio Driver.User’s Manual. 1. 2 . almost all the settings could be easily done and you will 1.20 1. “Sound Effect” Manager icon will show in Task Bar as below.

. and there are “Environment”.20 2 “Sound Effect” Page Select “Sound Effect” page. 3 . 1. “Karaoke” and “Others” buttons for selection. 2.User’s Manual.Sound Manager Rev.1 “Environment” Selection Pull down the arrow and there are totally 23 kinds of sound effect.

Check ”ON” when you want to adjust the equalizer. user can “Save” it as the user’s mode for future selection. Check “Voice Cancellation (only for 2 channels mode)”. b.20 2.3 “Others” Selection a. d. …. Use “Up Arrow” and “Down Arrow” key to adjust the tone. User can also “Load” the optimized default settings (Bass.Sound Manager Rev. and it can eliminate the human voice. After adjust the equalizer.. b.) or the user’s mode which you had saved before. 2. 4 . Rock. 1.User’s Manual. b. The function of “Equalizer” under “Others” is the same with the “Equalizer” page in Main Menu as below. and it will avoid the saturation when you adjust the equalizer. There are 10 bands of equalizer for customer to adjust. 3 “Equalizer” Page a.2 “Karaoke” Selection a. Check “Auto Gain Control”. c.

1 channel ) 4.1 Introduction a. 5 . There are two columns in this page -“No. of Speakers” and “Phonejack Switch”. and it will change the function of “Phonejack Switch” as your selection in “No. 1. of Speakers” automatically.2 Headphone Output When you choose “Headphone” mode. 4. b.20 4 “Speaker Configuration” Page (Option for 5.Sound Manager Rev. Check “Synchronize the phonejack switch with the speakers settings”.User’s Manual. the “Line Out” connector(Green Color) in your system is set for “Headphone”.

the “Line Out” connector (Green Color) in your system is set for “Line Out”.4 4 Channel Audio Output When you choose “4 channels mode for 4 speakers output”. 6 . 4.User’s Manual. the “Line In” connector (Blue Color) in your system will become “Rear Speaker Out”. 1.Sound Manager Rev.3 2 Channel Audio Output When you choose “2 channels mode for stereo speakers output”.20 4.

5 6 Channel Audio Output When you choose “6 channels mode for 5. 1.Sound Manager Rev.20 4. the “Mic In” connector (Pink Color) in your system will become “Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out”. 7 .1 speakers output”. 5 “Speaker Test” Page (Option for 5.User’s Manual.1 channel) Click the specific speaker one by one and check if it is connected to the right connector.

User’s Manual.20 6 “S/PDIF-In” Page (Option) a. and you’ll hear the S/PDIF IN signal through Line out connector with headphone or speaker. b. Sampling rate and Data Validation. This page will show you the information when you conduct S/PDIF IN function in your system.Sound Manager Rev. Push “Auto Lock” will detect S/PDIF input and show you Lock/Unlock. c. Check “Real-time S/PDIF-In monitor”. 8 . 1. Note: S/PDIF IN function is only valid for PCM data.

WinDVD. you can select the type of sound source in this page. MeidaPlayer. a. 9 . S/PDIF-In to S/PDIF-Out pass through mode: it means you can output the PCM data from S/PDIF IN through S/PDIF OUT.Sound Manager Rev. Signal from Line in/Mic in) will come out through S/PDIF OUT. 1. PowerDVD. c. ……) will come out through S/PDIF OUT. Output digital only: it means only digital source(PCM. AC-3. Output digital and analog: it means both digital and analog sources (eg. d.User’s Manual. No output: it means no signal with come out through S/PDIF OUT. b.20 7 “S/PDIF-Out” Page (Option) When you play sound source with an AP(eg. …).

2 How to conduct “Connector Sensing” a. Line In connector: Due to the limitation of AC’97 Rev. c. This page can show you the “Device Type” & “Connection Status” of each connector (Line Out/Line In/Mic In) in your system. it will still show “No Signal”. Please remember to stop other Audio applications before starting sensing. If device is plugged into wrong connector.1 Introduction “Connector Sensing” is the new feature based on AC’97 Rev.3 spec. Line Out connector: This connector can identify Headphone/Speaker/Mic. and other than that will be put in “Unknown” category. but no requirement for Line In device. 8. When plugged in a MP3 player w/o playing. and it will start sensing process. 2. b.3.Sound Manager Rev. it will show the warning message and remind user to check the connection.3 spec. Mic In connector: This connector can identify Headphone/Speaker/Mic. this connector can only identify w/ Signal or No Signal. 10 . it’s required to detect Headphone/Speaker/Mic. 2.Jack Sensing & Reporting. we can process below detection: a. 1. and other than that will be put in “Unknown” category. In AC’97 2. b.20 8 “Connector Sensing” Page (Option) 8.User’s Manual. In Realtek. Push “Start” button.

3 “EZ-Connection® “ User’s Manual. Information: The wording in the bottom will show the connection result. EZ-Connection will pop up to show you the connection status as below: a. 11 . set Speaker Configuration in 2 channel mode. If there is possible wrong connection.8.Sound Manager Rev. Cable and Audio Connector) shows the correct connection and it will depend on “Speaker Configuration” in Sound Effect Manager.20 After sensing. there will be a declamation mark shown in the right side. Correct Connection: The left side (Device. eg. If it’s shown in red color. 1. it means there might be some wrong connection and user should check the connection again. it should be: Line In Connector(Blue Color) --> Line in device Line Out Connector(Green Color)-->Front Speaker Mic In Connector(Pink Color) --> Microphone b. c. Current Connection: This column will show the actual device plugged in.

1.Sound Manager Rev.20 8. 12 . it will also show exclamation mark if there is no signal playing.4 Sensing Result After closing EZ-Connection.5 Wrong Connection If there is “possible” wrong connection. 8.User’s Manual. Note: For Line In connector. there will be an exclamation mark shown up in EZ-Connection and the information will also show in red color as below. this page will show the latest connection status as below.

Sound Manager Rev. If it happens to be your audio device. a.20 8. we’ll suggest you check “Reset to automatic selection” which will go back to our standard sensing range. When user finds the sensing result can’t match the actual connection. Unless it’s necessary and you’ll always use this abnormal device. “Correction” page will pop up and user can select the “Device Type” matching the actual application. Connector Sensing allows user to correct “Device Type” based on the real connection.User’s Manual. To cover those abnormal audio devices. Connector Sensing can’t guarantee 100% accuracy because the impedance of some devices(less than 5%) might be abnormal. you can clict “Correction” button. then click “OK” c. b. d. we don’t recommend user to do the correction. To meet the abnormal device. Please be noticed this correction will change the impedance range of sensing mechanism. some standard devices might be sensed as the wrong device in the future. Once your correction already impacted the other standard devices. 1.6 “Correction” Selection As we mentioned in the beginning. the sensing result might not match your actual connection. 13 .

Sound Manager Rev.20 8. 1. “Connector Sensing” also allows user to have some customization. User can select different behavior of “Connector Sensing” based on personal preference. and “setup” page will pop up.User’s Manual. 14 . Click “Option” button. a. b.7 “Option” Selection For different user behavior.

and the icon of Sound Effect Manager will always show in Task Bar. Chinese-Traditional. Sound Effect Manager is currently supporting 14 languages (Chinese-Simplified. c. Pull down “Language” menu. Portuguese. Japanese. 1.User’s Manual. Check “Show icon in system tray”. Spanish. If the language of your OS is not supported in our list. French. This page indicates the information including Audio Driver Version. Dutch. Danish. Korean. and Swedish) The default setting is “Auto” which will display the correct language based on the Operation System (OS) in your PC. 16 . and it will allow user to select the language of Sound Effect Manager. please uncheck “Show icon in system tray”. English. b. German. it will shown in English. Audio Controller and the model of AC’97 Codec.20 9 “General” Page a.Sound Manager Rev. If you don’t want Sound Effect Manager show in system tray. DirectX Version. Italian. Russian.

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