Imac Intel, sound card suck???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JayKor, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. JayKor macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2005
    Has anyone had the old Imac G5 20", and now have the new Imac Intel Pro Dua, and find that master volume is alot lower that the older Imac?

    I find that I have to crank up the knob alot higher to get the same output

    Anyone else notice this???
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    I've had both and I haven't noticed a difference between either model. If you're using iTunes maybe you have the volume control lower in there?
  3. JayKor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2005
    I've had both, and i noticed it.
    I know to look for the itunes volume, but its up to the highest.

    I just think it has a different sound card, perhaps
  4. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    It doesn't have a sound card. ;)
  5. FireArse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    lol, thats what i was thinking!! check your volumes and balance in system preferences.

  6. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    An awesome place
    Well I believe the G5 had either a Burr Brown or a Texas Instruments built in sound card, but the Intel Core Duo shows an Intel High Definition Sound in the System Profiler.

    I do notice the difference in the volume level, so I ordered the JBL Encounter, which I was going to do anyways. We'll see how that sounds next week when I recieve the speakers.

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