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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Audio: Controlling each stereo channel?

Hey guys,

I have an audio setup for my room where I sit directly next to one of the speakers (30cm) while the other is in the corner about 2m away.
Obviously, I mainly hear the one next to me, which is not really stereo - not all.
Do I have any possibility to manually turn down this speaker until I hear both of them good?

I have a really powerful hi-fi setup, and I can reach 100dB in my room with the amp and the Mac only 50% turned up, so I really don't care if I loose some power.

Moving the other speaker or my desk is simply no option because I don't have any room left elsewhere.

I found the software EQ in iTunes, but that one is iTunes-only and doesen't even let me access the l/r channels from the stereo. Neither my amp can do that, it's just a powerful tube amplifier with some JBLs connected (sounds really nice..)

I know that OS X knows how to deal with stereo, because e.g. when you send an email, you have the tone going from left to right.


Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Headphones?
Thanks for this helpful answer </irony>.
I love my Marshall Major Headphones (they leave Beats way behind), but listening to a good stereo is just not comparable to headphones.
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Your tiny listening room doesn't seem ideal for music. Generally good headphones will outperform most small speaker setups.

edit: yes there's a balance control in System Preferences / Audio / Output
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Your tiny listening room doesn't seem ideal for music. Generally good headphones will outperform most small speaker setups.

edit: yes there's a balance control in System Preferences / Audio / Output
Generally they will, yes, but I don't have a small speaker setup... otherwise I wouldn't do that hassle.

edit: lol WTF I found it.
Thanks. I'm a retard.
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