# audio amplifier- recommedations

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#### Leo Tick

Jan 1, 1970
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This is a sort of repair question. On a site I wish to use the volume is
too low even when all available controls are set to max. Earphones are
marginal speakers would need a hearing aid. I realize this a a software
problem (widows and all browsers likely the site) I believe that
solution path is not available . It's not the sound hardware since other
sources are quite loud. ISTM that an audio amplifier is a good solution.
I only need about a doubling of the current volume and since this is
only speech, wide band is not needed. Can someone suggest a simple that
means -cheap device. A kit would be fine. What specs do I need after all
the input level is not low and in truth I dont need a power supply as I
have the computer power or a box full of cubes.
All suggestion are appreciated.

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#### Michael Black

Jan 1, 1970
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Leo said:
This is a sort of repair question.

It's not a repair issue.

It's a basic question. So if you are asking about building an amplifier,
commercially made amplifier, then you ask in one of the newsgroups in the
rec.audio.* Likely there are even other places to ask, but laziness
devices.

Michael

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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This is a sort of repair question. On a site I wish to use the volume is
too low even when all available controls are set to max. Earphones are
marginal speakers would need a hearing aid. I realize this a a software
problem (widows and all browsers likely the site) I believe that
solution path is not available . It's not the sound hardware since other
sources are quite loud. ISTM that an audio amplifier is a good solution.
I only need about a doubling of the current volume and since this is
only speech, wide band is not needed. Can someone suggest a simple that
means -cheap device. A kit would be fine. What specs do I need after all
the input level is not low and in truth I dont need a power supply as I
have the computer power or a box full of cubes.
All suggestion are appreciated.

Just reducing the feedback in the existing speaker amp would work.

NT

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#### GregS

Jan 1, 1970
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This is a sort of repair question. On a site I wish to use the volume is
too low even when all available controls are set to max. Earphones are
marginal speakers would need a hearing aid. I realize this a a software
problem (widows and all browsers likely the site) I believe that
solution path is not available . It's not the sound hardware since other
sources are quite loud. ISTM that an audio amplifier is a good solution.
I only need about a doubling of the current volume and since this is
only speech, wide band is not needed. Can someone suggest a simple that
means -cheap device. A kit would be fine. What specs do I need after all
the input level is not low and in truth I dont need a power supply as I
have the computer power or a box full of cubes.
All suggestion are appreciated.

Any outside amplifier capable of boosting the voltage about 3 times will
be twice as loud.

greg

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#### Bob Urz

Jan 1, 1970
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Leo said:
This is a sort of repair question. On a site I wish to use the volume is
too low even when all available controls are set to max.

This is a computer generated sound?
If its a PC go into the mixer applet and boost the level when your
using it. You might have to boost both the channel and the master
if needed.

Bob

Earphones are

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#### Bennett Price

Jan 1, 1970
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Just use the cheapest amplified speaker you can find. Here's one at
Radio Shack for $13 > Catalog #: 55014862 If the earphone output of your pc isn't enough, tap the speaker output. L #### Leo Tick Jan 1, 1970 0 Bob said: This is a computer generated sound? If its a PC go into the mixer applet and boost the level when your using it. You might have to boost both the channel and the master if needed. Bob Sounds grand BUT (this is a PC) the volume in the display which has speakers is at max , the "slider" on the stuff displayed by the site is on max. The windows mixer has every thing on max. Where is this applet? L #### Leo Tick Jan 1, 1970 0 Bennett said: Just use the cheapest amplified speaker you can find. Here's one at Radio Shack for$13 > Catalog #: 55014862 If the earphone output of
your pc isn't enough, tap the speaker output. Sound great thanks

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#### Bob Urz

Jan 1, 1970
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Leo said:
Sounds grand BUT (this is a PC) the volume in the display which has
speakers is at max , the "slider" on the stuff displayed by the site is
on max. The windows mixer has every thing on max. Where is this applet?
Win XP hit start, then click on Volume control.

or hit control panel, then click on sounds and audio device.

YOu might post the URL to see if anyone else has this trouble.

Bob

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Jan 1, 1970
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Bob Urz said:
Win XP hit start, then click on Volume control.

or hit control panel, then click on sounds and audio device.

YOu might post the URL to see if anyone else has this trouble.

Bob

Not that this is a <correct> fix by any means, I've found the same of my
"new" computer. Play an Audio CD through it - to give yourself some audio to
use as a test signal, have your speakers turned up. Then go to the master
volume control - via the tool bar OR Control Panel, and adjust that down to
about 1/2 way or so - a tad either way of there - will give you your full
volume. I'm not sure why that is working that way, but that is my remedy as
it is. When "it" is set at full volume, it doesn't work.

R

Jan 1, 1970
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Not that this is a <correct> fix by any means, I've found the same of my
"new" computer. Play an Audio CD through it - to give yourself some audio
to use as a test signal, have your speakers turned up. Then go to the
master volume control - via the tool bar OR Control Panel, and adjust that
down to about 1/2 way or so - a tad either way of there - will give you
your full volume. I'm not sure why that is working that way, but that is
my remedy as it is. When "it" is set at full volume, it doesn't work.

with the bottom notch being number one on the master volume setting, mine is
at #3 - and with my speakers adjusted for volume per my desire, I get all
the audio this thing can muster.

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#### Leo Tick

Jan 1, 1970
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with the bottom notch being number one on the master volume setting, mine is
at #3 - and with my speakers adjusted for volume per my desire, I get all
the audio this thing can muster.
I am afraid that I wasn't too clear. I don't have a global sound volume
failure. CDs and system sounds are plenty loud. The problem arises with
both firefox and IE and a site (in this case a French one). Most likely
it is the site. When I haveloads of time on hand I will try to capture
the file and try to play it without a plugin then I could proceed but
that requires a skill I have little interest in acquiring.

Looking through my stuff I found a pair of powered speakers. Set for
full the sound is too low. Pluging in earphones gets me an acceptable
volume Thanks Bennett Price. If I want to have the site through speakers
I'll need a more powerful amplifier maybe a French one!
Thanks again

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