other wiiu post about surround sound issues

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Myke, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Myke
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    I can't find anything about this issue. My receiver does support discrete audio, I get the test surround sounds coming out of my speakers on the Wii u menu, except nothing comes out of the subwoofer. Zombiu surround sounds awesome but again, my subwoofer is silent. I do have it set to being on in the receiver. I'm connected with hdmi cables, I'm just curious if anyone else have this problem? I'd like to get that extra oomph out of the subwoofer if possible. Only was as of now to get the subwoofer to work is if my receiver isn't set to direct or multichannel. But then I lose the surround.
     
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    The Wii U does NOT use DOLBY technology. It uses another kind of sound signal, which I don't remember what it's called...
     
  3. driverdis

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    see if the receiver has a option to have the sub receive both LFE and L/R. My H/K AVR110 has a option called (SUB L/R+LFE), which allows the sub to be used in conjunction with the front left/right speakers vs just LFE.

    NOTE:my receiver is a pre HDMI one so i can only have 5.1 surround with Dolby Digital and DTS. the Wii U outputs 6 channel (5.1) Linear PCM only so i only get Stereo PCM. but yours should have a option to do something similar.
     
  4. Myke
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    I know...but my receiver supports the audio format the wii u supports.

    driverdis, thanks for the help but I don't seem to have that option.
    I do have an option for MUX: main/sub
    I switched that and changed a couple other settings back and fourth and now it seems to be kicking in. it has auto standby so if it receives no signal it turns itself off. I'm waiting for it to turn itself off to then turn the system back on and see if it will automatically turn itself on and still play sounds from it. It seems to not want to do that at times which sucks =( only for the wii u though.