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How can i increase vista max volume? Say to 200%

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jameselder232
Junior PC Builder

United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  15:23:09 Show Profile Click to see jameselder232's MSN Messenger address
Hi i have a decent set of speakers, and i know they can handle volumes alot higher than the 100% volume which is vista's max in the settings.

I want to know how i can increase the volume setting in vista past 100% so say i can max out at 200%, im sure there must a be a program or something?

Please help me if you can,
Thanks,
james

Simpsoni28
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  15:43:22 Show Profile
Buy an external amp for you speakers?

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jameselder232
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  15:48:39 Show Profile Click to see jameselder232's MSN Messenger address
That would fix it i know, but is there not a software method, as i dont really have any spare money at the moment. I have a small amp for my speakers, but its a portable one and so is battery operated, and the batteries run out quite quick so this is why i want to connect the speakers directly to my pc and just increase the volume through vista if possible, i remember i managed to do this before when playing movies, as it was a codec option, but i was wondering if theres a general way for all pc sounds, not just movies.

Thanks
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maxw
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  15:51:21 Show Profile
Is there anything in the volume mixer? not sure about that though.

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Simpsoni28
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  16:00:25 Show Profile
Hmmm, i've had a google and not much has come up on it, try checking the mixer and looking at the "wave" option and set that to max. I know my speakers can be changed by a hardware volume switch attached to the bass speaker.

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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  16:01:13 Show Profile
It's about the amp not your software.
Your software will send up to 100% of your signal to your amp (soundcard).
If you do set up some sort of pre-amp affair, you need to then be aware that you're not amplifying the signal but the amplified signal.
In other words you might then go the other way and put too much signal through your speakers.
If you do that you could seriously damage them depending on what condition they're already in; how much signal you direct through them; and how long they have to endure it.

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jameselder232
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:10:42 Show Profile Click to see jameselder232's MSN Messenger address
Okay thanks everyone, i cannot increase any of the mixer settings any more :( I know for certain the speakers can handle more, its just vista will not send a higher volume to them. Sounds like i will have to use by battery powered amp then. Thanks anyway, its just i remember doing a similar sort of thing with a video codec to increase the volume past 100% for the movie, however i guess i cannot do this universally then :(
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bfbf
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:36:16 Show Profile
are the sound drivers installed? you can adjust the volume in that and in vista to 100%

also in itunes I think under sund properties you can incresse volume past 100%. If you hightlighted all your songs and did this it may make some diffrence...


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bfbf
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:36:16 Show Profile
are the sound drivers installed? you can adjust the volume in that and in vista to 100%

also in itunes I think under sund properties you can incresse volume past 100%. If you hightlighted all your songs and did this it may make some diffrence...


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bfbf
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:36:16 Show Profile
are the sound drivers installed? you can adjust the volume in that and in vista to 100%

also in itunes I think under sund properties you can incresse volume past 100%. If you hightlighted all your songs and did this it may make some diffrence...


Apple Macbook and Self built ____ Click here for Example specs 08
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bfbf
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:36:16 Show Profile
are the sound drivers installed? you can adjust the volume in that and in vista to 100%

also in itunes I think under sund properties you can incresse volume past 100%. If you hightlighted all your songs and did this it may make some diffrence...


Apple Macbook and Self built ____ Click here for Example specs 08
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Cloud
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:41:53 Show Profile Send Cloud an AOL message Click to see Cloud's MSN Messenger address
Increasing the source of the sound will give lead to distortion. Can't you just turn the volume up on the speakers?

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Simpsoni28
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 May 2008 :  19:58:08 Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Cloud
Increasing the source of the sound will give lead to distortion. Can't you just turn the volume up on the speakers?



haha that sounds like a good idea, why didn't i think of that before *D'oh*

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Edited by - Simpsoni28 on 17 May 2008 19:58:28
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jameselder232
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Posted - 18 May 2008 :  12:46:55 Show Profile Click to see jameselder232's MSN Messenger address
There is no volume dial on the speakers to turn up. I do have the sound drivers installed. I have turned up all the volume settings i can find in vista to 100%. Will it still lead to distortion if i know that my speakers can handle much higher volumes, as i have run them at much higher voumes before when connected to my mp3 player?

Thanks.
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Graham Staines
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Posted - 18 May 2008 :  13:08:43 Show Profile
Maybe you should have a word with Spinal Tap. See if they're done with their amp!

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Graham Staines
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Posted - 18 May 2008 :  13:08:43 Show Profile
Maybe you should have a word with Spinal Tap. See if they're done with their amp!

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