New rMBP perfect except for small speaker problem.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I noticed this on my old cMBP. If I turn the speakers all the way up and play the "Funk" system alert, the speakers kind of crackle a bit. Is this normal? The Funk distorted on the two highest sound volume increments on the keyboard controls. The 3rd highest sounds perfect.

    I have a rev2 LG panel and everything on this unit is perfect. Zero image retention, its just great. But I'm probably being a little picky with the audio. It sure does sound richer and more vibrant than my old machine.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    It is a laptop speaker... won't sound like those 5.1 home audio systems...
  3. JWorld127 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    ^^^ +1 also its less than .75'' thick....cmon man
  4. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
  5. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    Go into an apple store or reseller and compare the sound 1 to 1. If there is no crackle on the shop model then its a fault in the speaker, if not then its the limit of the speaker design.
  6. swerve147 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2013
    I can confirm this also happens with my rMBP. It seems to be normal.

    BTW I can see why you're concerned. Hope you never have the displeasure of listening to a Nexus 7. It has a terribly weak speaker that was easily blown out if you didn't break it in for the first week. System sounds would crackle at 1/2 volume.
  7. mykem macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008

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