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Advanced 7.1 Channel
PCI Sound Card
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules
This Class B digital apparatus
complies with Industry Canada ICES-003
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of the European Council Directive on the approximation of the law of the member states relating to electromagnetic compatibility (89/336/EEC) according to EN 55022 class B & EN 55024.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio frequency interference in residential installations. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
- Connect the equipment into an electrical outlet
on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected to
The Federal Communication Commission
warns the user that changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Copyright ©2006 Layton Electronics and Networking Limited. Sondigo and Sondigo Inferno are trademarks of Layton Electronics and Networking Limited. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D logo are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under license from DTS. DTS is a trademark of DTS, Inc. C-Media and C-Media Wi-Sonic are trademarks of C-Media Electronics Inc.
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
Thank you for purchasing the Sondigo Inferno Advanced 7.1 Channel Sound Card -- featuring the most complete set of audio technologies ever assembled in a single sound card product. Powered by the C-Media Oxygen HD PCI Audio Processor, the Sondigo Inferno is the best way to enjoy music, movies and games on your PC.
|The C-Media Oxygen HD chip is the heart of the Sondigo Inferno and is the latest all digital design from market leaders C-Media Electronics.|
|Dolby Digital Live enables a single digital cable connection to carry high quality Dolby Digital 5.1 audio from your PC to digital speakers and AV Receivers. All audio, including games and music is processed in real time into industry standard Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.|
|Dolby Headphone creates a stunning multichannel surround experience over ordinary stereo headphones. Dolby Headphone is compatible with all types of audio on your PC and is so realistic you will believe you are listening over speakers in a well controlled listening room.|
|Dolby® Virtual Speaker technology simulates a highly realistic 5.1-speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as two speakers. Dolby Virtual Speaker technology also creates a wider two-channel environment during playback of stereo CDs and MP3 content, and when combined with Dolby Pro Logic® II processing, delivers a virtual surround listening experience from any high-quality stereo source.|
|Dolby® Pro Logic® II technology processes stereo movie and music content into five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. Dolby Pro Logic II unlocks the directional cues that occur naturally in stereo content and processes these elements to create a five-channel surround sound playback experience.|
|Pro Logic IIx is the first and only technology to process any native stereo or 5.1 signal into a 6.1- or 7.1- channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment experience. With Dolby Pro Logic IIx you can choose Movie or Music modes to tailor your listening experience to source material|
|DTS-Interactive provides a single cable connection to your DTS enabled surround sound system. Your stereo or multichannel (up to 5.1) audio sources are re-encoded into a DTS audio signal and sent out from your PC to any DTS enabled system such as, powered PC speakers with built-in DTS decoder, an A/V receiver or any other DTS compatible surround sound system. The result: simplified installation, the elimination of the clutter, tangles, and cost of multiple analog cables and high-quality DTS surround sound.|
|With DTS Neo:PC, you can turn your stereo audio (WMA, MP3, CD, and more!) into a convincing multichannel audio experience. Borrowing from DTS’ Neo:6, the technology that provides you with surround sound from stereo sources in high-end home theatre products, Neo:PC is optimized for your personal computer and is the perfect companion to DTS-Interactive. Now you can upgrade your stereo audio to enveloping DTS surround sound and utilize the single wire solution of DTS Interactive.|
|With the multichannel ASIO output driver in the Sondigo Inferno you get high performance, low-latency audio output from ASIO compatible applications. ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.|
|Full 3D Sound Support||With fully CPU optimized Creative EAX and Microsoft DirectSound3D support, your games will sound better than ever!|
|10 band Equalizer||High quality EQ to enable precise adjustment of sound, with user preset storage.|
|Magic Voice||Great feature for disguising voice for VOIP applications and for pitch shifting for Karaoke.|
|Room Effects||Provides special room acoustic effects to enable you to experience the sound of concert halls and variety of other rooms and spaces.|
|Intelligent Speaker Management||Intelligent speaker management allows users to specify physical speaker locations and the software will automatically create the optimal sound field.|
|C-Media FlexBass™||The Sondigo Inferno's advanced bass management features allow a wide variety of different speaker types and combinations to be supported, ensuring each speaker gets only the signals it can efficiently reproduce.|
|Discrete ADCs and DACs||The Sondigo Inferno owes its fantastic audio quality to the discrete digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters that are found in high end consumer audio equipment such as DVD players and AV Receivers.|
|7.1 channel output||The Sondigo Inferno features 7.1 channels of pristine 24-bit/192 kHz audio output|
|Optical S/PDIF input and output||Supports the widest range of digital output formats possible: 24-bit 48/96/192kHz PCM, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1|
|High quality stereo input||Two channels of 96kHz 24bit audio input for super-clean recordings from instruments and other line-level devices.|
|Dedicated Microphone Input||Separate microphone input for VOIP and other recording applications|
- 32bit PCI Bus Master, PCI 2.1 / PCI 2.2 compliant
- Supports multi-speaker output to 2 / 4 / 5.1 or 7.1 speakers
- Complies with Microsoft® PC99 specification
- Integrated 192k/24-bit S/PDIF transmitter and 192k/24-bit S/PDIF receiver
- Internal : CD Audio In , AUX In
- External : Front-Out / Rear-Out / Center & Woofer / ALT CEN
- Line-In / Mic-In / SPDIF-In / SPDIF-Out
- PC with one 32-bit PCI slot free
- Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP4 recommended)
- Intel® Pentium® III 700MHz CPU or better (PIII 800 or better recommended)
- 256 MB system memory (minimum)
- 100 MB available HDD space
- CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive recommended)
Connection and Speaker
A. Hardware Installation
Please follow the following steps carefully to install your sound card.
- Turn off your computer and disconnect all power cords.
- Remove the case/cover from your computer. Refer to your PC’s user manual for more details.
- Plug the Sound Card into any free 32-bit expansion PCI slot of the computer.
- (optional) Connect the audio cable to your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
- Put the computer case/cover back on and reconnect the power cords.
Connecting Audio Devices
You can connect various types of audio
equipment to the sound card through its back panel jacks, such as speakers,
headphones, and A/V Receivers. The following diagram shows the connectors on the
INFERNO PCI Sound Card Connection
|Headphones||2 Speaker||4 Speaker||6 Speaker||8 Speaker|
|R-Out||-||-||Rear||Rear||Rear/ Side surround|
|C/LFE||-||-||-||Center / Subwoofer||Center / Subwoofer|
|ALT CEN||-||-||-||-||Back surround|
|LINE IN||Line Input||Line Input||Line Input||Line Input||Line Input|
S/PDIF-In: Digital Input (with optical cable)
Output (with optical cable)
B. Software Installation
Auto Run for Windows® 2000 / XP
- Insert the Software CD into your CD-ROM or DVD/ROM drive.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
If Auto Run does not work with your computer, please refer to the following:
Installing the Sound Card Driver under Windows® 2000/XP
We recommend that you uninstall any other PCI sound card drivers from your system before continuing.
- After you have inserted the Inferno card into an available PCI slot, power up your computer and wait for Windows®2000 / XP to boot up.
- The message box will show “Found New Hardware Wizard” Click “Cancel”.
- Insert the Software CD into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. The installer should run automatically in a few seconds. If it does, skip ahead to step 7.
- Click the “Start” button on the bottom left corner of your screen.
- Select “Run”.
- Enter the path for the driver installation program; for example, “D:\ SETUP.EXE” if Drive D is your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
- Click “OK” to start the driver installation, and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
- When the driver has been installed, please
restart your computer.
Uninstalling the Sound card Driver for Windows® 2000/XP
- Click “Start”.
- Select “Settings”.
- Select “Control Panel” and click “Add/Remove Programs”.
- Select “C-Media PCI Audio ” and than click “Change/Remove or Add/Remove”.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the uninstall, then reboot your system.
After the installation there will be a new icon in
your system tray.
Click on this icon to open the Inferno Control
Panel, where you can set up and test your new sound card. The next section will
explain some if the Control Panel’s
Click this button to toggle between Speaker Test mode (shown) and DSP Mode.
Audio Technology Buttons
Click a these icons to access the driver’s advanced
audio features, such as Virtual Speaker Shifter, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual
Speaker, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and DTS Neo:PC.
Clicking on one of these buttons will allow you to change the technology’s parameters in the area below the buttons.
Analog output mode
Choose the box that best describes your set up (head phones, stereo speakers, etc)
Digital output mode
Click the button to enable or disable the digital output. Select your digital output format from the pull-down menu
Speaker test icons
Click a speaker to play a test sound through that channel.
Audio System Status
Gives an overview of the current audio settings
Speaker test buttons
Click a button to stop or start a speaker test for all channels
Each of these sliders allows you to control the volume of a different audio source.
Use this control to change your overall volume level.
Use this button to disable all audio from passing through to your speakers
Each of these sliders allows you to control the input volume of different recording sources.
Use these buttons to select your recording input. Note that only one can be active at a time.
Click one of these buttons to add environment effects to your audio.
Shows the current settings for the EQ. You can drag the sliders to customize the EQ to your tastes.
Choose from one of three environment sizes, which will change the depth of the reverb effect.
Click a button to use one of the 12 included EQ presets.
Custom Defined EQ
Use this section to select or create one of your own EQ settings. Use the “+” button to add a new EQ setting.
Karaoke/Magic Voice tab
Click to enable or disable the karaoke/voice effects.
Use the check box to enable, and use the menu to choose, an effect for the microphone input.
Use the check box to enable key shifting, and the slider to choose the amount of the key shift.
Use the check box to enable vocal cancellation, and use the slider to set the amount of cancellation
Click to enable or disable
Use this slider to select the frequency that
divides audio output into the normal and Sub
Speaker Size setting
For each pair of speakers, choose its bass handling capacity:
Small: Only frequencies above the crossover will be sent to these speakers
Large: A full-range signal will be sent to these speakers
System tray icon
Enable this check box to have your audio settings
accessible from the system tray (in the lower right hand corner of your
A. After installing the Inferno, there is no sound output
1. Check that your speakers are connected to the card connectors properly. If applicable, make sure that your speakers’ power cord is plugged in and the speakers are switched ON.
2. Make sure that the system volume is not muted.
3. Make sure that your card is properly seated in its PCI/IDE slot. If necessary, turn off your computer, remove the card, clean its edge connector and re-insert it in the PCI slot.
4. Close any audio programs that are running and restart them.
5. In Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices, click on the “Audio” tab and ensure that “C-Media Oxygen HD Audio” is set as the default device for audio playback.
6. Try closing and re-opening your audio program.
If you changed your default audio playback device (in step 5), this will
ensure that your program will send its audio to your Inferno driver, and not
to a different audio device on your
B. There is audio from my speakers, but it is noisy…
1. Check that your speakers are connected to the card connectors properly. Sometimes noisy audio is a result of connectors that are not fully engaged.
2. Go to the system volume control and adjust its setting and see if the problem is solved.
3. Keep your microphone away from
the speakers in order to avoid feedback noise.
C. My Microphone or speaker is
1. Make sure the microphone is plugged in all the way in the Mic-in jack.
2. In the Inferno Control Panel, go to the Mixer tab and make sure that the system volume is not muted.