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Windows 7: How to increase max volume and decrease minimum volume

03 Nov 2010   #11
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
I would rather increase the volume in windows than on the monitors themselves. Each monitor has it's own knob so it's not very practical to balance them every time I want to increase/decrease volume.
You shouldnt need to set it everytime. Just the once to calibrate the max level you want.
The controlling of the volume when it needs to be controlled is through Windows.

Think of it as a hall, or theatre. The monitors are the front of house speakers, which have been set only once, and the only other times they get touched is to get powered on/off. And your PC as the sounddesk, which all applications, guitars, singers are controlled by.
I understand but if I calibrate it to the max level I desire, my 0% volume will be louder, which will not fix my problem. My 0% volume already has a quiet sound. I want it to be muted when it's at 0%.


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03 Nov 2010   #12
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
Hmm.. so your using a home audio system...

Do you have an audio reciever with those speakers if so try messing with the knob on that if you don't have one then, I don't know what to say at this point except going with xarden's plan and see if that works.
Yea receiver is not needed. It's not really a home audio system, more of a music producer's studio monitors. It's used to edit and find flaws in music and stuff.
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03 Nov 2010   #13
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
I understand but if I calibrate it to the max level I desire, my 0% volume will be louder, which will not fix my problem. My 0% volume already has a quiet sound. I want it to be muted when it's at 0%.
I believe that would have something to do with Windows communicating to the sound card itself.
Likely a driver issue, which is outside the scope of my expertise.
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04 Nov 2010   #14
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

I know it's not a driver issue. I have connected other speakers to this exact setup just weeks ago with no problem. Max volume was higher than I wanted and minimum volume has NO sound (which is what I want).

I guess I'll just have to adjust the knob in the back of my studio monitors then.
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04 Nov 2010   #15
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
I dont have regular speakers. I have BX5a studio monitors. I am using a dual 1/4 to 1/8 (3.5mm) cable connected to my Asus Xonar DX. Drivers are up to date.

It sounds like you have "Loudness Equalization" active.. except, I'm not sure if the Xonar drivers integrate with the Win Seven's audio system in such a way that you have any of the Windows 7 Enhancements.

Loudness Equalization is another name for compression & level limiting.

The Xonar is Win-7's default audio device, right?

Right click on the Microsoft Speaker icon and select "Playback Devices", single left click on your default audio device... "Speakers" ? Then select the "Properties" button.

There should be an Enhancements tab, select it and scroll down the list of Enhancements, (first select "immediate mode) see if you have Loudeness Equalization enabled.

Or if it's even there.. I don't know if this is even applicable with the Xonar card.

If not, maybe there's something similar in the Xonar's audio control panel.

Ap
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04 Nov 2010   #16
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

^ Actually I never disabled the onboard sound when I installed my Xonar. I never found the need to however since my Xonar has not given any problems so far. But I will look into what you mentioned when I get home.
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