Sound volume from built-in speakers

Susja

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Feb 22, 2017
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Hello,
I have MacBook 2015 running 10.14
Recently I've bought a new Monitor that has also speakers. They are quite weak ... 2 wats.
I keep my laptop under the top of the desk hence I'd like to use Monitor's speakers .
My questions:
1. Could I enable both devices at the same time i.e. sound from Monitor and laptop speakers?
2. Could I boost the volume using software?

Thanks
 

fisherking

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you need to be careful boosting volume on any device, as you could damage the speakers; usually, there's a logical relationship between the maximum volume on a device and software.

but... having said that, i find this indespensible: https://www.globaldelight.com/boom/index.php
(i prefer boom2; you can compare features on this page with the newer version)
 

Susja

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Feb 22, 2017
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Thanks,
I tried again and my built-in speakers are much better than Monitor's.
I'll play with your suggestion and maybe not change anything if this could be harmful :) .
But how about enabling both?
Is it supported?

Thanks again
 

FNH15

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Hello,
I have MacBook 2015 running 10.14
Recently I've bought a new Monitor that has also speakers. They are quite weak ... 2 wats.
I keep my laptop under the top of the desk hence I'd like to use Monitor's speakers .
My questions:
1. Could I enable both devices at the same time i.e. sound from Monitor and laptop speakers?
2. Could I boost the volume using software?

Thanks
How do your monitor speakers connect to your Mac? Through HDMI or TOSlink? You can create a multi-output device in Audio Midi setup for the former - just open the app, click the + icon, and select both the internal speakers and the HDMI output.
 
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Susja

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Feb 22, 2017
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How do your monitor speakers connect to your Mac? Through HDMI or TOSlink? You can create a multi-output device in Audio Midi setup for the former - just open the app, click the + icon, and select both the internal speakers and the HDMI output.
- FNH15
My Monitor is connected via HDMI.
Where is Audio Midi setup located?
Do you think it’s a good idea to enable both sources or better use only built-in speakers?
Thanks
 

Susja

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Feb 22, 2017
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I'm all set now.
I was able to create a multi-output device.
Thanks