USB SoundWave 7.1 Pro Quick Installation Guide

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
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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
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Requirements
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now,
then click Finish.
To Verify Installation
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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.
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Click on the Xear 3D quick start icon.
From the Main Settings tab, click on the radial
button next to S/PDIF Output.
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Speaker Configuration
Windows 2000
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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
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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.
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From the main desktop click Start, Control Panel.
Click Sounds and Audio Devices.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Uninstalling Xear 3D Software Utility
For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
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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
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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.
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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
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January, 2009
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