Default gain of iMac Speakers - ehMac.ca
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Dec 21st, 2010, 12:32 PM   #1
New Neighbour
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Default gain of iMac Speakers

Hi all,
so my main issue here is that my iMac seems to have a fairly loud minimum audio gain. Is there a way to change the gain of the speakers? So that the default low volume will be much less than the current?

Thanks for any help.

my mac is one of the new iMacs currently available (2010) ... if it matters
Teej2988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Dec 21st, 2010, 01:00 PM   #2
$webGeek = 1;
 
WestWeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Vancouver Island
Posts: 331
There is an easy way to change most of your Macs default sound settings.

Open up: Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI setup
and you'll want to look under the "built-in output" section.
__________________
2009 13" MBP 2.53GHz CPU, 250GB HD, 4GB RAM
iPhone 4 16GB
WestWeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21st, 2010, 01:07 PM   #3
New Neighbour
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
thank WestWeb, but the controls there are basically the volume up down keyboard key controls. They dont allow an overall limit of audio output.
Teej2988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21st, 2010, 01:56 PM   #4
$webGeek = 1;
 
WestWeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Vancouver Island
Posts: 331
Aw geez that's what I get for posting before coffee time; I totally misinterpreted your question, my bad.

I'm curious what is playing too loud. If it's iTunes, web browser video, Garageband, etc, (ie anything with a graphic interface), you could just use the volume slider specific to the interface you are using, and turn down the volume that way.

If that doesn't do it, then try holding the shift and option keys while lowering the system volume further. You will be able to lower it to 1/4 of 1 standard volume bar, giving you more control over the lower range.

If you really think that is still too loud, you might have to just get some external speakers, and use those to lower the volume output even further.
__________________
2009 13" MBP 2.53GHz CPU, 250GB HD, 4GB RAM
iPhone 4 16GB
WestWeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21st, 2010, 02:14 PM   #5
New Neighbour
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
no worries,
the main thing i find is basically everything that i wish to play at a low volume just isn't low enough. perhaps my hearing is too good. the one thing i did notice is that quicklook plays at a rather loud volume but i feel like this thread was a waste because i should have just done my own little tinkering and just dealt with it because its not that big of an issue and your right most programs that allow audio output have a secondary volume control.

So thank you for your time WestWeb and happy holidays to you!
Teej2988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any way to turn on iMac speakers with headphone plugged in? hhk Anything Mac 2 Jun 4th, 2009 07:39 AM
Near silent-ticky aluminum iMac Argoby484 Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 5 Mar 13th, 2008 01:52 AM
New iMac - A Few Questions Argoby484 Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 13 Jan 27th, 2008 03:12 PM
imac speakers 2.1 or 5.1??? psxp Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 3 Jun 15th, 2006 01:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:25 PM.



Copyright 1999 - 2012, ehMac.ca All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

Tribe.ca: Urban living in Toronto!