USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro Quick Installation Guide Introducing the USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro The USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro is a portable sound card that brings a home theater atmosphere to notebook or desktop computers. Features and Benefits • • • • Optical S/PDIF output provides true 7.1 channel surround sound Provides simulated 7.1-channel surround sound to headphones or stereo speakers via Speaker Shifter application Supports EAX 2.0, A3D 1.0, and Microsoft DirectSound 3D Xear 3D software offers 27 environment effects, 3 environment sizes, plus a 10-band equalizer with pre-sets or manual configuration Serial # Sticker For future product return or exchange, this serial # is required. Please keep it for your reference. 04-0446C 1 Requirements • • • Pentium® II-350 MHZ or equivalent PC 128MB RAM and an available USB port Windows® 2000/XP (32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit) Package Contents • • • • USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro S/PDIF Optical adapter and USB extension cable Software CD Quick Installation Guide Layout Microphone LED USB Connector Power/Activity LED Volume Control Microphone Mute Audio Out Volume Mute Microphone Jack Figure 1. Layout Note: See page 3 for description of each label 2 • • • • • • • • Volume (+, -): Increases or decreases the system volume. This feature works in analog mode only. Audio Out: Connect headphones or stereo speakers via mini-3.5mm stereo plug. Doubles as an S/PDIF Optical out when used with the included S/PDIF Optical Adapter. Volume Mute: Press this button to turn off the system sound. Press the button again to turn on the system sound, pause for several seconds between button presses. This button works in analog mode only. Microphone Mute: Press this button to turn off the microphone jack. Press the button again to turn on the microphone jack. Microphone Jack: Use this jack to connect MP3 players, CD players, iPods and other audio output devices for playback or recording, connect a microphone and turn your system into a P.A. or Karaoke system. This jack works in analog mode only. Power/Activity LED: The light will be on when the system is powered up. The light will blink when activity is detected, however, the light is not affected by microphone jack inputs. Microphone LED: When the microphone jack is muted, the light will turn on. USB Connector: Plugs into the system's USB port. 3 Software Installation Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 & 2008/Vista will automatically install it's built-in driver for the USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro when connected. To get Xear 3D Audio Utility, Mixer, Equalizer and simulated 7.1-channel sound from headphones or stereo speakers, install the Xear 3D software and driver from the CD. Plug in the USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro and allow the Windows driver to load before inserting the software CD. Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 1. 2. 3. Insert the software CD. Autorun should start the installation. If Autorun doesn't start, click Start, then Run. Type X:\setup.exe, then click OK. (Change X: to match your CD-ROM drive letter) Click Next, Next. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now, then click Finish. Windows Vista™/Server 2008 1. 4 Insert the software CD. AutoPlay should start the installation. At the AutoPlay box: click Run Setup.exe. If AutoPlay doesn't start: click Start, in Start Search, type X:\setup.exe, then press Enter. (Change X: to match your CD-ROM drive letter) Windows Vista: click Allow. Server 2008: continue to step #3 3. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now, then click Finish. To Verify Installation 1. 2. Check Device Manager for proper installation: For Windows Vista: right click Computer, click Manage, click Continue, click Device Manager. For Windows 2000/XP/2003: right click My Computer, click Manage, click Device Manager. Double click Sound, video and game controllers: With Xear 3D driver: USB PnP Sound Device will be displayed. With Windows built-in driver: either USB Audio Device or C-Media USB Headphone Set will be displayed. Xear 3D Software Utility The Xear 3D quick start icon, located in the taskbar by the clock, starts automatically when Windows boots. Simply click on the quick start icon to open it. Enable/Disable Optical S/PDIF Output The Optical S/PDIF out is enabled by default. 1. 2. Click on the Xear 3D quick start icon. From the Main Settings tab, click on the radial button next to S/PDIF Output. 5 Speaker Configuration Windows 2000 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. From the main desktop, click Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double click Sounds and Multimedia, click Audio tab. Click Advanced under Sound Playback, then click the Speakers tab. Select the speaker type from the drop down list. Click OK to save the settings. Windows XP 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. From the main desktop, click Start, Control Panel. Click Sounds and Audio Devices. Select the Audio tab. Click Advanced under Sound Playback, then click the Speakers tab. Select your speaker type from the drop down list. Click OK to save the settings. Windows Server 2003 Make sure to log in as Administrator or an account with administrative privileges. 1. 2. 6 From the main desktop click Start, Control Panel. Click Sounds and Audio Devices. 3. 4. 5. 6. Select the Audio tab. Click Advanced under Sound Playback, then click the Speakers tab. Select your speaker type from the drop down list. Click OK to save the settings. Windows Vista/Server 2008 Make sure to log in as Administrator or an account with administrative privileges. 1. 2. 3. Right click the volume control icon located in the taskbar by the system clock. Click Playback devices, select Speakers USB PnP Sound Device, click Configure. Follow the on screen instructions to configure your speakers. Microphone Configuration Windows Vista/Server 2008 1. 2. 3. Right click the volume control icon located in the taskbar by the system clock. Click Playback Devices, under the Playback tab, select Speakers USB PnP Sound Device, click Properties. Click the Levels tab. Click the speaker icon to either enable or mute the microphone as indicated by the red circle (muted) next to the icon. 7 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Move the slider to change the volume level. Click OK to save the changes. Click the Recording tab. Select Microphone USB PnP Sound Device, click Properties. Clickthe Levels tab. Move the slider to the left to increase sensitivity. Click OK to save the changes. Click the Custom tab. Check Microphone Boost, click OK. Note: Microphone Boost increases sensitivity by approximately 20dB. This setting is optional and not be needed in most cases. 8 Uninstalling Xear 3D Software Utility For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Start. Select Settings (skip for XP/Server 2003). Click Control Panel, double click Add/Remove Programs. Select USB PnP Sound Device, then click either Change/Remove or Add/Remove. Follow the on screen instructions to complete. For Windows Vista/Server 2008 1. 2. 3. 4. Click Start, Control Panel. Click Classic View, double click Programs and Features. Select USB PnP Sound Device, then click Uninstall/ Change. Windows Vista: click Continue. Windows Server 2008: continue to step #4 Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click Finish. 9 Blank Page 10 Technical Support and Warranty QUESTIONS? SIIG’s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our web site at www.siig.com and click Support. Our online support 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. If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the product to the store where you purchased from. 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. Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product. • Properly pack the product for shipping. All 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. 11 About SIIG, Inc. Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading computer upgrade manufacturer of I/O connectivity products, including PCI & ISA serial and parallel ports, USB, Serial ATA & UltraATA controllers, FireWire (1394a/b), networking, sound cards, and other accessories. SIIG is the premier one-stop source of upgrades. SIIG products offer comprehensive user manuals, many user-friendly features, and are backed by an extensive manufacturer warranty. High quality control standards are evident by the overall ease of installation and compatibility of our products, as well as one of the lowest defective return rates in the industry. SIIG products can be found in computer retail stores, mail order catalogs, through major distributors, system integrators, and VARs in the Americas and the UK, and through e-commerce sites. PRODUCT NAME USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro 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 USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks of SIIG, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Other names used in this publication are for identification only and may be trademarks of their respective companies. January, 2009 Copyright © 2009 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.