MacMini sound output gain is low

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aliMAC, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. aliMAC macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2006
    I've noted that the MacMini sound output is low in gain. I have to turn up the volume on my peripherals to hear decent sound volumes.

    Anyone else noted the same?

    I'm using analog cables to connect the headphone output to my powered speakers.

    I'm thinking of trying digital optical cables next.
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Same problem here, .. haven't tried moving to digital cables.

    I have to crank my TV volume up a lot to hear the mini. Really sucks when I forget to turn the volume down before turning the TV back over to satellite. :)
  3. aliMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2006
    Ok. So it's not a one off. I'm wondering if the dual nature of that output connector has something to do with the very low gain for analog connections?
  4. YTSEMAC macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006

    Hi there.

    This is just an observation, but it may be of interest/use.

    I noticed that the overall volume on my Mac Mini seems
    to be less than my old G4. Also, whenever it's shut down
    and restarted, I always, but always, have to adjust the
    volume control to rock 'n' roll LOUD!

    As I said, just an observation - hope it helps.

    Good luck!



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