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icemantx

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I just received my M2 Pro Mac Mini to go along with my new Apple Studio Display and so far I love the combo except for one annoying thing... I know how to change the speakers when my Mac mini is booted to go through ASD, but what about on startup? The Mac mini speaker is pathetic and sounds like a 1980's mac booting up and playing the chime to the point I turned off the startup sound.

Is there any way to have the startup sound come from the ASD speakers or not possible as the connection to the ASD is not yet communicating?

I am coming from a late 2017 iMac 5k for reference...
 
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michelg1970

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I fully agree that when you buy a premium product for a premium price you don't expect a mediocre 80s / 90s sound. I was too excited when I installed my new MM but in retrospect it was a big disappointment.

We could of course file a class suit on Apple for taking us for fools or start a poll about Tim's performance but I found the solution that if you don't shut down, you won't start up, so no pathetically insulting chime.

(This was the standup comedian in me)

I fully agree @icemantx and am curious to find out if there is a solution, also for non-ASD users like me.
 

kerochan

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Guys, there are worse things in life than a 1.5 second start up sound coming through a Mac Mini! mine is hooked up to a Universal Audio Interface and Genelec monitors, after start up it reverts to all the sound coming through the monitors.
The Macmini M1 is the best computer I have ever had, albeit with the worst speakers, but for 1 second I really don't care!
 
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kerochan

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No worries, I can only suggest having the volume turned off each time you shut down the computer, unless someone else has an idea.
 

icemantx

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I did see that you can turn off the startup chime with Ventura in settings so for now I have turned it off.
 
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