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Old 12-21-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Sound card sound levels.

I decided to post this, even though everyone probably knows about it anyway.

a set of Creative Inspire 2.1 speakers. There not brilliant, but they have a good bass response, and cope with what I play.

I've been having the volume on sound control about 3 1/4 of way up though, and have had to drop bass levels to about 3 1/4 again to stop the bass distorting.

Well, I found out somehow (probably to do with the sound card and it driving the speakers), that dropping the volume to around a 1/4 in Volume Control allows me to push the bass up to almost full with no apparent distortion also in Volume Control, which means I only have to turn the volume of the speakers themselves up.

Weird I found. But it seems like it was the sound card causing most of the distortion at higher bass levels after all.

I have a Sound Blaster Live card.

Just thought it may be interesting.
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