Basic computer audio question

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Angelo.M, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    I have the audio from my sound card routed to a 2-channel stereo receiver (via the soundard's analog output; the receiver has only analog inputs). How should the computer/software (WinAmp) volume be set? At present, I have the computer volumes set at 50%.

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  2. John_Bonner

    John_Bonner Supporting Actor

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    Angelo,

    I do the same thing for listening to cd's & mp3's thru headphones. I use an old Onkyo 2 channel receiver basically as a headphone amp. I turn the receiver up pretty high and set Winamp at about 60%-75%. I can then adjust the volume slider in Winamp to raise or lower the music. I believe the receiver should be up high to let it's amplifier do the job, not set it low and rely on software to pump out the volume.
     
  3. Kraig Lang

    Kraig Lang Stunt Coordinator

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    A good rule of thumb I learned from a sound engineer a while back is to set your source at 2/3 volume and use the amp in your stereo to drive the rest. I usually am able to get good sound without any clipping with this rule.
     

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