SoundWave 5.1 PCI
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the SoundWave 5.1 PCI
The SoundWave 5.1 PCI transforms your PC into a home
theater system with multi-channel surround sound.
Features and Benefits
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MPU-401 compatible MIDI/game port interface*
Customize Internet audio with the power and
surround sound of EAX™ audio technologies
Conforms to PCI specification, revision 2.2 and
PC99 specification
Supports multi-channel music, games and DVD's
on 2, 4, 6 (5.1) speaker systems
Built-in 16 bit full duplex CODEC with DLS-based
wavetable music synthesizer, supports
DirectMusic™
*Gameport not supported in Vista 32-bit/
Windows 64-bit
System Requirements
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Pentium® II 366 MHz or equivalent PC with an
available PCI slot
Windows® 2000 / XP (32-/64-bit) / Server 2003
(32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit)
DirectX 8.1 or above is required
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Package Contents
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SoundWave 5.1 PCI
Driver CD
Quick Installation Guide
Layout
Line In
Mic In
F-Out
R-Out
CD In
Aux In
Cen/Sub
Out
* Game/Midi
*Game port not supported in Vista 32-bit/Windows
64-bit.
Figure 1: Layout
Note: You can connect to both CD-In and Aux-In at
the same time. However, only one CD-In can be
connected at one time. Leave the jumpers in the
default position. There is no need to change this
setting.
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Rear Connectors
LINE In:
This connector provides line-in function.
MIC:
This connector provides microphone in function.
Front Out:
This connector provides front source output, you can
connect one set of active speakers or headphone.
Rear Out:
This connector provides rear sound source output, you
can connect one set of active speakers or headphone.
Center/Subwoofer Out:
This connector provides center and subwoofer (LFE)
sound source output, you can connect one set of active
speakers.
Game/MIDI:
This is a 15 pin D-sub connector. It can be used with
standard MIDI adapters or joysticks. (Not supported in
Windows Vista and Windows 64-bit)
CD In (internal):
This connector can be used to attach CD-ROM or DVDROM audio cable. There are two different connectors.
Select the connector that matches your audio cable.
Aux In (internal):
This connector can be used to connect other audio
output devices.
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Hardware Installation
It is recommended that you remove any previously
installed sound card drivers before installing the
SoundWave 5.1 PCI to avoid any conflicts. If previously
installed drivers are not removed, the SoundWave 5.1
PCI may not function properly.
General instructions for installing the card are provided
below. Since the design of computer cases and
motherboards vary, refer to your computer’s reference
manual for further information, if needed.
Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage
your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in
your body by touching your computer case for a few
seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and
handle cards only by their external edges.
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Turn OFF the power to your computer and any
other connected peripheral devices.
Unplug the power cord from the computer.
Remove your computer’s cover.
Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI slot.
To install the card, carefully align the card's bus
connector with the selected PCI slot on the
motherboard. Push the board down firmly, but
gently, until it is well seated.
Replace the slot bracket holding screw to secure
the card.
Connect one end of the audio cable from your
CD-ROM or DVD-player to the CD In on the
soundcard.
Replace the computer cover and reconnect the
power cord.
Driver Installation
Windows 2000
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Install the board then boot up in Windows.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Cancel.
Insert the Software CD. Click Start, Run, type
D:\2K\setup.exe, then click OK. (Change D: to
match your CD-ROM drive letter)
Click Next three times.
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now,
then click Finish.
Windows XP/Server 2003 (32-bit)
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Install the board then boot up in Windows.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Cancel.
Insert the Software CD. Click Start, Run, type
D:\XP_2003\setup.exe, then click OK. (Change
D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter).
Click Next three times.
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now,
then click Finish.
Windows XP/Server 2003 (64-bit)
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Install the board then boot up in Windows.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Cancel.
Insert the Software CD. Click Start, Run, type
D:\XP_2003 x64\setup.exe, then click OK. (Change
D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter).
Click Next three times.
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now,
then click Finish.
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To Verify Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 Installation
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Right click My Computer and click Manage.
Select Device Manager.
Double-click Sound, video and game controllers,
C-Media PCI Audio Device should be displayed.
A message This device is working properly is
displayed, the driver has been correctly installed.
Windows Vista™
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Install the board then boot up in Windows.
At the Found New Hardware window, click Cancel.
Insert Software CD, click Start, in the Start Search
box, type D:\Vista\setup.exe, press Enter, then
click Allow. (Change D: to match your CD-ROM
drive letter).
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now,
then click Finish.
To Verify Windows Vista Installation
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Right click Computer, click Manage, click
Continue.
Select Device Manager.
Double-click Sound, video and game controllers,
C-Media PCI Audio Device should be displayed.
A message This device is working properly is
displayed, the driver has been correctly installed
Uninstalling the Sound Card Driver
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
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Click Start, Settings, then Control Panel.
Double click Add/Remove Programs.
Select C-Media PCI Audio, then click
Change/Remove or Add/Remove button.
Follow the on screen instructions to uninstall the
driver.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
Windows Vista
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Click Start, then Control Panel.
Double click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
Select C-Media PCI Audio Device, click
Uninstall/Change, then click Continue.
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now,
then click Finish.
Speaker Configuration
Windows 2000
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From the main desktop, click Start, Settings,
Control Panel.
Click Sounds and Multimedia, select Audio tab.
Click Advanced under Sound Playback, then click
the Speakers tab.
Click the drop down arrow and select your speaker
type.
Click Apply, then OK to save the settings.
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Windows XP/Server 2003
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From the main desktop click Start, Settings, Control
Panel.
Click Sounds and Audio Devices, click Audio tab.
Click Advanced under Sound Playback, then click
the Speakers tab.
Click the drop down arrow and select your speaker
type, click Apply.
Click OK to save the settings.
Utilities Software
Included on the SoundWave 5.1 PCI CD is Xear 3D. Xear
3D is an audio setup utility for your soundcard. Xear 3D
quick start icon, located in the system tray by the clock,
installs automatically during driver installation. In
addition to configuring speaker type, sound effects and
listening environment, the utility includes mixer and
equalizer software. Simply click on the quick start icon
to open the audio setup utility.
Note: In Xear 3D, please select six speakers under
Analog Output to get the full 5.1 channel capability.
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Technical Support and Warranty
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database is updated daily with new drivers and solutions. Answers
to your questions could be just a few clicks away. You can also
submit questions online and a technical support analysts will
promptly respond.
SIIG offers a 5-year manufacturer warranty with this product. Please
see our web site for more warranty details. If you encounter any
problems with this product, please follow the procedures below.
A) If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the
product to the store where you purchased from.
B) If your purchase has passed the store's return policy period,
please follow these steps to have the product repaired or replaced.
Step 1: Submit your RMA request.
Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then RMA to submit a
request to SIIG RMA. If the product is determined to be
defective, an RMA number will be issued.
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and any other accessories that came with the original package
must be included.
• Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned
package. SIIG will refuse to accept any shipping package, and
will not be responsible for a product returned without an
RMA number posted on the outside of the shipping carton.
• You are responsible for the cost of shipping. Ship the product
to the following address:
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
RMA #:
• SIIG will ship the repaired or replaced product via Ground
in the U.S. and International Economy outside of the U.S. at
no cost to the customer.
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PRODUCT NAME
SoundWave 5.1 PCI
FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS
B OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
Ph: 510-657-8688
SoundWave 5.1 PCI is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks of
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September, 2008
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