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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Can I boost MB sound volume?

Is there a widget or some other utility that will allow me to boost the volume of sound played through my MB 2.0 (Tiger) speakers (without ruining them?)
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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Is there a widget or some other utility that will allow me to boost the volume of sound played through my MB 2.0 (Tiger) speakers (without ruining them?)
iMic is the only thing I can think of,
But it's hardware and you need external speakers.

Sounds good though.

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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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Thanks, but need something software based for those times when the external speakers are at home and the MB is on the road.
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This thread might help I've never heard of Soundflower

The freebee app's from Rogue Amoeba

AU Lab

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-Soundflower from Cycling '74
-SoundSource menu extra from Rogue Amoeba
-LineIn from Rogue Amoeba
-AU Lab from the Developer Tools from Apple (probably came with your system CDs, othwerwise download from Apple)

Recipe:
-Use SoundSource menu to direct Default and System outputs to Soundflower (2ch)
-Use LineIn to pass the audio from Soundflower (2ch) to channels 1 and 2 of -Soundflower (16ch). Use the advanced options to choose the channels.
-Open AU Lab and configure thus:
Audio Device: Soundflower (16ch)
Input Source: Default
Outputs: channels 3 and 4
Inputs: channels 1 and 2
-Use a copy of LineIn (yes, you can duplicate the application and run two copies at once - I love it!) to pass the audio from channels 3 and 4 of Soundflower (16ch) to your headphones/speakers.

-Go back to AU Lab and add any effects you want, including Graphic or Parametric EQ. You can save your AU Lab setup as a file for reuse.
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That is a bit of overkill for my needs. All that just to boost the internal speaker volume? Think I'll just listen harder... :-)
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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Just playing with the "Soundsource" application,
It's now a permanent fixture in my menubar, I like the shortcut.

As for the rest, It looks interesting, I'll see if I can build an equalizer with it.

Can't beat the price, It's free.
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Is there a widget or some other utility that will allow me to boost the volume of sound played through my MB 2.0 (Tiger) speakers (without ruining them?)
Basically, no.

I give presentations to crowds up to 300 people, and I found this little gem on Woot a year or so ago. It's about the size of a couple of DVDs, can run on battery or AC, and the sound is BIG (with a surprising amount of tonal range considering the size)



Review:

Saitek A-200 Portable 2.1 Speaker System Review - Futurelooks
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Old Feb 18th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #8
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I may be opening up a 2 yr old thread, but this might just help those having similar problems with the volume their macbook. Try this application called Boom, amazing volume booster app, you dont even have to fiddle with VLC or your itunes equalizer, simply install Boom and get amazing audio output on your Mac.

Expo Notes: Boom boosts Mac audio beyond 10 | Music and Audio | MacUser | Macworld
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Old Feb 18th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #10
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Could the ehMac admins not pull the same stunt again and delete "GarryBarns" post as "spam" simply because it resurrects an old thread and is the first post of this member.
Boosting the MB and MBP volume is something I have been looking for for years.
If anything, the admins can feel free to delete the post with the huge spam image - we don't really need that on ehMac.
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