Internal Mini speakers difficult to hear

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by swindmill, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    I just started using a Mini and I can barely hear system sounds with the volume all the way up. The Mini is about 3 feet from me. Is this normal?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Mac mini has an extremely tiny single speaker on the inside. You should be able to hear the tone at power up and the system sounds. They're still going to sound weak.

    I manage to listen to NPR at full volume but that's about it. It's better at handling the human voice then anything musical.
     
  3. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    Thanks for the info. I can barely hear system sounds aside from the startup chime. I guess I'll look into external speakers. I need to at least hear alerts for IM, email, etc.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I can barely hear the iChat message noise or new Mail tones even at full volume.
     
  5. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Makes for a good office speaker though. :D
     

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