Volume on PC- very quiet! Any ideas?
I've noticed that the sound volume on some new desktops is pretty quiet. I've checked that the volume levels on WMP and XP sound controls are on max, and there is definitely sound coming out. However some movies and dvds play a little quieter, and it can be difficult to hear in a classroom.
We have powered speakers, but obviously not powerful enough (30w Amplified Powered Speakers). It's an Acer Vertion M464 desktop PC.
I also bought a pre-amplifier to see if that would help, but the sound quality isn't great, and I get a hum. (--|40-630A|STEREO PHONO RIAA PRE-AMPLIFIER | CPC).
Any thoughts? Anyone use an amplifier, and if so, where can I get one that is relatively cheap that won't need to buy new speakers?
Thanks in advance.
Obvious question... sorry..
Have you tried the speakers on something else, like an MP3 player, CD player or another model of PC?
Do they sound any louder?
It could well be that the sound card is a multichannel or 5.1/4.1 etc card?
If you are getting hum, it sounds like a the speakers aren't picking up a full sound signal and they should sound much louder on something else.
I assume you've checked all the various volume controls, Master volume, Wave, CD Player, etc in audio properties.
Might be worth checking in (options and properties) that there aren't some controls not showing that you need.
Something might be muted.
Just some thoughts and ramblings...