3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2007 9:29 PM by raven
raven Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Even with the system volume set all the way to it's highest level, the sound is very quiet. I have to be sitting right in front of my 15" MacBook Pro to hear it but I'd like to listen to it if I"m across the room. I have it on my lap right now, listening to a radio program and have to really concentrate to hear what they are saying. Is there some other way to "turn up the volume"? I even tried putting on some portable external speakers (Altec Lansing XT1...usb powered) with their volume turned up and still could barely hear it. For listening to music at a decent volume, it's useless. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Paula

iMac g5-MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.9), Also use pc with Win XP
  • 1. Re: Increasing volume on MacBook Pro
    Rajesh Sharma Level 4 Level 4 (3,730 points)
    Hi.

    If you go into iTunes, and select View/Show equaliser you can activate the preamp and slide the preamp volume up a bit to increase the volume. You could also select an equaliser profile which suits you better, e.g classical, hip hop, rock whatever you like.

    That said, it's only a laptop and there will be a limit to how good it will ever sound.

    Best of luck.
  • 2. Re: Increasing volume on MacBook Pro
    iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
    > Is there some other way to "turn up the volume"?

    /Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup sets the global IO parameters for all audio devices. Select the Output and move the volume sliders fully right, it may help to set the Format to 44100Hz at 16-bit.
  • 3. Re: Increasing volume on MacBook Pro
    raven Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks to you both. I was able to get a bit more volume out of it and realize I'll never get the sound I like. I was spoiled by the speakers I had on my old Toshiba....really good quality sound for small laptop speakers.

    Paula