Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    27 Jul 2017 #861

    billneftleberg said: View Post
    i understand that asturias7 I just felt that Erpster with all the help he's given me and others over the years needed to know he was operating on a misconception. I have no doubt he believed what he said was true, but how would he know if he never encountered it. so fir the sake of all the people he helps I mentioned it.

    there also is another site that has modded several realtek drivers that change the look and feel of the audio Manager one such example is here

    The Ultimate Realtek HD Audio Driver Mod for Windows 10 | TechPowerUp Forums

    or here


    Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers for Windows 10 (Dolby Digital Live/DTS Interactive) | TechPowerUp Forums

    Ive heard for years that the motherboard determines the interface and not the software but it simply isnt true. it may be for most users but not all. as with anything in life, there are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule
    Now I had an idea it could be done, but never got around to searching. Thanks, will give these a look asap.
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  2.    27 Jul 2017 #862

    Hi,
    DooGie said: View Post
    Especially when I try every build that is released, I need a reference sound. Same with my hi-fi systems, for the last 35 years I haven't had a tone control on any of my amps. Just on/off switch, volume and output selection :)

    I am even worse than that. I have true dual mono preamp and amps. Meaning stepped volume controls for each stereo channel. LOL.

    They call me "le puriste" for a reason....

    Cheers,
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  3.    27 Jul 2017 #863

    My speakers are out of easy reach and don't have many controls so everything has to be done from computer.
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       27 Jul 2017 #864

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    I am even worse than that. I have true dual mono preamp and amps. Meaning stepped volume controls for each stereo channel. LOL.

    They call me "le puriste" for a reason....

    Cheers,
    That makes good sense to me Frank. One of the best sounds I ever heard was around thirty years ago at a demo evening by a local Linn specialist. It was a Linn/Naim six pack setup, Linn LP12 turntable, 6 Naim mono amps and a pair of Linn Isobarik speakers. The sound was sublime, my Wife who isn't really into this sort of thing came with me and after a few tracks of BB King live at the Regal she started applauding then looked suitably embarassed. She'd been transported to a live gig. A classic moment.
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  5.    27 Jul 2017 #865

    Hi,
    @DooGie: One of these days I should/must start an audio thread in the "Chill" section.
    Most of what I designed is up for grabs on Diyaudio Forums using the same monniker. All valved audio though.
    Had a 160 pounds Analogue TT. Linn is Ok when you know how to set it up properly.
    Gosh, the money I've spent on audio.....

    Cheers and enjoy,
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       27 Jul 2017 #866

    CountMike said: View Post
    Most sound settings are in it.
    It's there, sometimes it just doesn't install the Start Menu link for it...

    I would have included my .lnk file but the problem is with both WinRAR and 7z, it is archiving the linked .exe file instead of the .lnk file. The .exe file if I archived it as a fix would need to be updated for each version of the drivers.

    Just create a shortcut named "Realtek HD Audio Manager" in the directory C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Realtek with the target as follows with the quotes:

    Target: "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe"
    Start in: "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA"

    and then you should be able to launch it.
    Last edited by Almighty1; 06 Aug 2017 at 10:12.
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       27 Jul 2017 #867

    reddice said: View Post
    I can't believe but the driver that MS update is pushing 8199 has the best sound. I tried the newer 8216 and it sounded worse to me. Also I don't use any control panel. I keep the EQ off and let the speakers do the sound. Same with my boombox speakers, headphones and my phone settings. Anything EQ you color the sound and it sounds worse.
    The Audio Manager isn't just for the EQ as you can do that using third party programs, I use FXSound Enhancer for example but you can't set the default format as in the one with the x bit and Hz sampling rate otherwise.
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       27 Jul 2017 #868

    asturias7 said: View Post
    I liken the updates on the Realtek website to a hamburger. The Realtek website update is the hamburger (the base), and the MUC updates are the toppings.
    Installing the latest update from Realtek will get rid of the Audio Manager from the Control Panel. But updating via Device Manager with one of the versions on MUC will make the Audio Manager reappear.
    I have not found a way to get the Audio Manager to appear in Control Panel with Windows 10 Creators Update. The Realtek using the setup.exe would only put a Audio Manager into the Start Menu and update via Device Manager will either keep the Start Menu Audio Manager if it already exists or not show Audio Manager in the Start Menu if it doesn't exist. Already tried every method I did before which worked in Windows 10 before Creators Update.
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  •    27 Jul 2017 #869

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    I have not found a way to get the Audio Manager to appear in Control Panel with Windows 10 Creators Update. The Realtek using the setup.exe would only put a Audio Manager into the Start Menu and update via Device Manager will either keep the Start Menu Audio Manager if it already exists or not show Audio Manager in the Start Menu if it doesn't exist. Already tried every method I did before which worked in Windows 10 before Creators Update.
    Not even with the latest update (via Device Manager)? This one is for Creators Update:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/...6434f203d2.cab
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       28 Jul 2017 #870

    asturias7 said: View Post
    Not even with the latest update (via Device Manager)? This one is for Creators Update:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/...6434f203d2.cab
    No, since the one from WU installs via device manager and it will only show the Audio Manager in the start menu if it was already there. Are you saying you have the Audio Manager in both start menu and Control Panel? I have never seen the one in Control Panel in Creators Update, only Start Menu. It was on the Windows 10 update before Creators update.
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