[ALUG] Mixer/sound driver volume levels and distortion

Wayne Stallwood ALUGlist at digimatic.co.uk
Thu Oct 18 23:03:22 BST 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-18 at 13:56 +0100, Neil Sedger wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have onboard AC97 sound, according to kmix my system automatically set itself up with the 'VIA 8237' driver, which is probably right. I have a good old analog connection to an amplifier.
> If I set master and PCM to 100% the volume is at a good level but is very distorted.
> If I move both down 'a bit' then the distortion goes away but it's all a bit unscientific as to how much that 'bit' is.
> If I leave PCM at 100% and move Master about it gets quieter but is always distorted.

Funny I have the same chipset here but a different problem, I don't get
distortion but the output level seems lower than it should be (I
generally have to run with my amplified speakers volume turned right up
and the Master set to 100% with the PCM set to at least 80% to get to a
good moderate listening level)

Although it could be that I am going deaf in my old age :)

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