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I've never been happy with the sound volume that ALSA produces on my systems. It's nowhere near the volume/quality of that which Windows on the same hardware produces and even with the volume turned up to maximum on my external amplifier and with all the alsa mixers set to 100 (which adds distortion so is not really an option) it barely produces enough volume to fill the room when listening to music.
I've been using Linux for my music for a long time, and there was never a problem with the old OSS/Free sounds system. When I get around to installing Slackware 13 when it releases I'll be putting OSSv4 on it. I've given up on ALSA.