Good sound, not the noise is what everyone wants while installing the audio manager in the system. Realtek HD Audio Manager gives you the desired high-quality sound in HD on your system. It provides you with a joining interface between Windows and the audio hardware to bring the best quality of music to your speakers/headphones. But the motherboard should be compatible with the Realtek chipsets.
Realtek HD Audio Manager Features
Realtek HD Audio Manager is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8/8.1 and 10. You can use it with any of the above-discussed versions of Windows to enhance the quality of the sound.
It is a lightweight tool to work as a medium between your PC and the hardware to produce better sound quality. It works by audio signals. The software converts the data into audio signals and sends them through the wires without interruption to ensure the HD audio quality.
You can manage it by using your Windows Device Manager. When you install the Realtek HD Audio Manager, it becomes a part of Device Manager. So, it is convenient to use. (In Windows Vista/Windows 7, it is a bit difficult to access Device Manager. Go to the Start menu and type “Device Manager” in the search box that appears along with the Start button and press Enter. It will show you the Device Manager menu where you can access the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
The tool is a bit difficult to access, and of course, it is difficult to manage too. But you can ignore these things when it is providing you access to the HD sound quality. The cons can be ignored if the pros are of high value.
It supports to the 6-channel DAC that makes it a distinguished Audio Manager among its rivals.
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How to Use Realtek HD Audio Manager
Here is a complete guide on how to use Realtek HD Audio Manager for the people who feel it a bit tricky to manage.
When you install any Realtek HD audio driver, the Realtek HD Audio Manager is automatically installed on your PC. The icon of the tool appears on the system tray to ensure easy accessibility of the tool.
Another alternative way to launch the tool is to access it through Program Files. (Go to the system drive, click Program Files>Realtek>Audio>HAD>RtHDVCpl.exe and here is the executable file for this tool).
Click the executable file of the tool to launch it. You will notice here two categories naming Speakers and Microphones.
In Speakers Tab, you can configure the settings of the speakers attached to your PC. In the Main Volume tab under this category, you can balance the right and left speakers’ volume by moving the sliders. The Headphone Virtualization in this category transforms the stereo headphone into a mini home theater. The function of this category is quite similar to the Surround Sound system.
This category allows you to manage the loudness. There are various options you can use to increase the intensity of the sound in speakers and headphones. There are some awe-inspiring effects you can apply to get rid of the monotony of the sound system. To use a sound effect on the desired level, you can use the Equalizer & Voice Cancellation function.
If you are playing music via CD/DVD, the “Default Format” category gives you the default sound format. You can set the default format according to the options “CD Format” & “DVD Format” in this category.
The second tab you will see in the Realtek HD Audio Manager is Microphones Tab. This tab allows you to configure the Microphone functioning as per your desire. Here are some relevant sections of this tab.
Here, you will see two options. You will check the first one to enable the “Noise Suppression” feature. It will reduce the surrounding sounds while you are using microphones for recording.
This category works in the same way as it works in the Speakers section. If you want to use the full potential of microphones, use this category.
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- Q: I am unable to open Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10. How to fix this issue?
- Ans: If the Realtek HD Audio Manager is not opening, it may be due to three reasons. An outdated driver, faulty driver or missing a significant update in Windows. So, you need to uninstall the audio drivers. Then restart the PC/Laptop so that the system could automatically install it. Update the drivers and check Windows updates.
- Q: When I updated Windows 10, I got an issue that the window of Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up now and then on my screen and I am unable to continue my work. Please help me.
- Ans: Open the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Here, you will find the option “Font Audio Panel Detection.” Disable this option and restart PC. In Windows 10, usually, the users face this problem. Microsoft will hopefully fix it as soon as possible.
- Q: Realtek HD Audio Manager does not appear in Windows 10 Taskbar. Please do let me know how to make it appear there?
- Ans: You need to restore the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon to the taskbar. Here is how to do it. Press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” and launch Task Manager. Go to the “Startup” tab here. Right-click to “Realtek HD Audio Manager” and “Enable” this option. Now reboot your system, and that’s all.
- Q: I am unable to turn on Front Panel Audio. Please guide me.
- Ans: Open the Realtek HD Audio Manager. On the main page, you will see a folder icon at the top right corner. Click this icon. You will see “Connector Settings” here. Uncheck the box “Disable front panel jack detection.” Plug in the microphone. Now check the box “Disable front panel jack detection” again and close the box.
- Q: How to turn on the Realtek Audio in Windows 10?
- Ans: Go to the Start, open “Control Panel” from here. Select “Realtek HD Manager” from the list. Here, select “Microphone tab” and check the “Playback Volume Settings” in the list. If the speaker icon is muted, click to cancel the mute.