Boost the sound level into monitor speakers?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by eganders, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. eganders

    eganders Guest

    For the 2nd time I bought a monitor that has built-in speakers that the
    manufacturer implies is to be plugged into the sound card of the
    computer (usually shown as headphone output). Once again the sound is
    so thin and lacking in volume that it almost sounds like a speaker
    plugged into the line-out of a receiver. I don't see any place where
    you can get a booster amplifier solely for this purpose. What am I
    seeing here. Can anyone explane the reason for this Phenomenon? Is
    there a way to EASILY boost the sound. I am not interested in a set of
    extra speakers at this time, just a way to boost the sound into these
    built-in speakers.
    eganders, Dec 1, 2006
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    bmoag Guest

    That is why most separate speakers have some form of built-in amplification.
    You can buy a small stereo amplifer but you will probably be happier
    spending the money on better computer speakers.
    bmoag, Dec 2, 2006
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    Grappletech Guest

    I bought some Altec Lansings for like $25 (they have built in amps). They
    are kick ass loud. I can crank up Ozzy Osbourne or AC/DC or Metallica,
    etc. REAL loud, and even when I have them cranked up, the sound is still
    mostly pure and good sounding. They haven't blown yet. And they look
    attractive too on the desk. Heck, they even sound better than my full size
    Radio Shack Archer speakers I paid $80 for.

    Also check to see if any of the Windows volume slider switches are set to
    mute or turned way down. You should adjust your volume properties to show
    the levels for all the different volume sliders. And keep the volume
    utility in your system tray.

    Also check to see if the volume slider on whatever program you use isn't
    turned way down low. (iTunes, RealPlayer, Wndows Media Player, etc.)
    Grappletech, Dec 2, 2006
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