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#4510967 - 03/15/20 09:05 PM Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers  
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Hello All,

My rig is getting old. But of all the things I didn't expect to have happen, my nice Logitech surround sound speaker set quit on me, must be a power supply or something. And I can fly, obviously, but without sound it's really lacking, to say the least.

So I thought, usually folks with similar interests have similar hardware. Unless I can pull these out and repair them, then, I am in the market for speakers, preferably something that will put you in divorce court if you turn them up to 11. So obviously I'll do my diligence on the reviews and all that, but I thought I'd check with you all here as we are of kindred spirits!

Anybody have any recommendations? Much thanks!


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#4510971 - 03/15/20 09:25 PM Re: Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers [Re: HumanDrone]  
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Have you considered a pair of surround sound headphones? I "hear" some of them are quite nice, although I don't have any of my own.

#4510989 - 03/15/20 11:18 PM Re: Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers [Re: HumanDrone]  
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I use surround headphones, and would never use anything else. Excellent sound and no worries about bothering others in the house.

#4511001 - 03/16/20 01:45 AM Re: Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers [Re: HumanDrone]  
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I use these two (Anker speakers), wired to my Mac Pro (2013), nice rich sound even though they are fairly small - fairly good bass in them too. There's a newer version of them but the ver. 2 variant is bigger (wider and taller), and more expensive too - I looked over both vers. and went for the earlier ones. Happy with my choice - they seem to work well with Microsoft surround sound.

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundCore-Super-Portable-Noise-Cancelling-Microphone/dp/B01HTH3C8S/

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Von S

Last edited by VonS; 03/16/20 01:46 AM. Reason: Added info.

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#4511013 - 03/16/20 10:25 AM Re: Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers [Re: HumanDrone]  
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FYSA, this past week's Microsoft update for Win 10 has reportedly broken some people's audio system. Do you know for sure it's a hardware problem?


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#4511082 - 03/16/20 05:33 PM Re: Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers [Re: MajorMagee]  
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Originally Posted by MajorMagee
FYSA, this past week's Microsoft update for Win 10 has reportedly broken some people's audio system. Do you know for sure it's a hardware problem?


That is most likely the patch that plugs a hole in SMBv3 (Samba) - I've also noticed several reports on that - it only affects vers. 1903 and 1909 of Win10. Ironically, earlier ver., 1809 and earlier, are not affected by the SMBv3 hole and have received no patch. Link with info. on the patch here (https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-patches-smbv3-wormable-bug-that-leaked-earlier-this-week/). Also good is the Ask Woody site, for info. (https://www.askwoody.com/2020/wides...ative-update-kb-4551762-the-smbv3-patch/).

I suppose this is a good opportunity to put in a quick bit of info. for any Mac users here - if anyone is in BootCamp on a Mac, running WOFFue/pe on the Win10 side - and if you are running ver. 1809 of Win10, as I am - recommended is to proceed cautiously if upgrading to ver. 1903 and 1909 - particularly if you want maximal fps in WOFF. I'm having a great time in ver. 1809 but it is going "out of support" sometime in May of this year. I only do Win updates manually in my install for now, and, when not updating, I block any Win10 updates using the following little program, WUB (https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/12/w...can-disable-updates-with-a-single-click/).

Those who like blocking Win10 updates using Win settings themselves might want to check over this link (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-stop-updates-installing-automatically-windows-10). Keep in mind that several of those settings are available only in Win "Pro" versions and higher. Therefore I prefer using WUB.

NOTE: These suggestions are primarily for Mac users who have Win partitions installed mainly for WOFF/FE2, other WW1 sims, etc. - and if you don't need to have a fully updated Win10 variant since you don't access the internet regularly from the Win end of things anyway - but do most of your regular computing on the Mac side.

Von S smile

Last edited by VonS; 03/16/20 05:37 PM. Reason: Added info.

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#4511237 - 03/17/20 04:12 PM Re: Tangential Issue - Dead Speakers [Re: HumanDrone]  
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Whew, sorry all, I haven't had a chance to get back. But THANKS!

Headphones may well be on the list for flying when my brother-in-law isn't around, but he likes to watch and join in from time to time. I'm pretty sure it isn't a Windows issue as I have a physical power switch on my desk and nothing happens when I push the power button. So I need speakers, and I'm thinking of higher power than I have now for three reasons:
1. To occasionally annoy my dear beloved as a prank.
2. My (autistic) son loves it when I play the Hallelujah Chorus and other window-rattling favorites at Christmas and Easter.
3. While my brother-in-law was doing item 1 above, I think he blew out the subwoofer.

I'll try to be a little more prompt about checking back, especially now that i don't have to commute for twoweeks


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FS Stuff: Saitek X52 Pro Stick/Throttle & Combat Rudder Pedals, TrackIR 5
Sims: FSX Gold, REX 2.0 OD, UTX-NA, FSGenesis 10m mesh/ CFS3 ETO 1.40/Wings Over Flanders Fields Ultimate Edition (more gorgeous than ever!)
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