1.    21 Apr 2017 #1
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    Multiple Instances of 'Speakers (SndTAudio)'


    Hi - when I look at my audio devices I can see 16 instances of 'Speakers SndTAudio' each of which is in "ready" status and five instances of AMD High Definition Audio Device (none of which are plugged in).

    I only recently upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro and I have the ASUS Xonar Essence STX card installed and set as my default audio device.

    I am not sure how these were installed but is there a way to remove them? I cannot disable the instances of 'Speakers SndTAudio' and then deselect the 'show disabled devices' option from the context menu. They won't disable although this worked for the AMD devices.
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  2.    21 Apr 2017 #2
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    Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices
    Expand - Sound, video and game controllers.

    Post a screenshot for us.

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  3.    21 Apr 2017 #3
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    Okay - here it is:
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  4.    21 Apr 2017 #4
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    Do you have one of these installed in a PCI slot?

    https://www.asus.com/us/Essence-Hi-F...r_Essence_STX/

    I see 2 Audio devices, embedded and what appears to be a PCI card..

    Edit: if you do have this card, you have so many Speakers because of the number of in/out channels the card has..
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  5.    21 Apr 2017 #5
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  6.    21 Apr 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterFragon View Post
    Do you have one of these installed in a PCI slot?

    https://www.asus.com/us/Essence-Hi-F...r_Essence_STX/

    I see 2 Audio devices, embedded and what appears to be a PCI card..

    Edit: if you do have this card, you have so many Speakers because of the number of in/out channels the card has..
    Yes, I have this card installed in a PCI slot. Clearly I'm not making the best use of this card if it has all these unused channels.
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  7.    21 Apr 2017 #7
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    It is a high end card, overkill for most people and does do not do enough for producers..

    Should be some kind of app to control that in Control Panel, if not here:

    https://www.asus.com/in/Sound/Xonar_...Desk_Download/
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