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Analog Devices AD1985 codec, The sound is altered
rutra80
post Jun 25 2012, 22:56
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Hello, I got this old Intel D865GBF motherboard with integrated Analog Devices AD1985 AC97 codec, after installing the newest version of SoundMAX drivers (v5.0) from Intel website the sound I get on my headphones is altered in a way that resembles pre-echo artifacts, it also sounds equalized although I can't find any equalizer in the settings (except the bass boost which is adjustable in the same place where wave, cd and other volumes may be adjusted blink.gif and which I already "muted"...). I think I turned off all the DSP crap in the drivers. The Windows is XP. Any ideas what could I try?
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stephan_g
post Jun 26 2012, 17:16
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I think there was some fairly well-hidden setting with those AD codecs... look in the mixer. Seems like you already were there though.
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post Jun 30 2012, 21:40
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I think I've looked everywhere and tried everything, when I switch the settings between headphones, stereo speakers, 5.1/7.1 configs etc. the sound is normal for a couple of seconds just to become altered again - when playing a sample with sharp attack at the beginning, a fade-in can be heard.
I just noticed that when there's some other sound playing in the background, even with 0 volume, the problem disappears. It seems like the driver mutes internal mixer when there's no sound playing, and unmuting it isn't instant which causes the effect.
I recorded how it sounds.

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post Jul 1 2012, 00:37
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if it it's for playing music, you could try wasapi inside foobar, to get rid of any effects
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post Jul 1 2012, 07:44
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QUOTE (rutra80 @ Jun 30 2012, 12:40) *
I recorded how it sounds.

That "ding" sounds like someone blowing in the top of a bottle. Bit it's hard to tell much from without also hearing the undistorted sound.

BTW. Is that the normal windows "ding" (c:\windows\media\ding.wav in XP)? If so then yeah that is really distorted. Sounds like a really strong added "enviroment effect". Are you sure "environment" is set to "none"?
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post Jul 1 2012, 17:11
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Yes that's that "ding". Environment is set to "none".
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