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Old 04-16-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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optimal pcm sound setting ?


Does anyone know what the optimal PCM sound setting is ? Like in aumix or alsamixer. It seems like if I turn it up too high, the sound gets choppy ... but this also happens if I set it too low. Does anyone know what the optimal setting is or how to attain it ? It seems to work fine in the ~80 region, but I how do I know what is best ? Just trial and error. And the thing is, the optimal setting may be different between songs. For example, a setting of 50 will work fine with one song, but another one is choppy.

I just don't get it. I've searched on the subject numerous times, but I still don't know what the best setting is

I'm asking this here, because Slackware is my distro, and I don't remember having to set all this in other distros.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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It also depends on the speakers'/headphones' volume. Mine is at 50% while the speakers are around 25%.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
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Ok, so at 50% PCM, do you get any problems when listen to stuff ? Does it ever get choppy ? I guess I should try turning down speaker volume some.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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i have my card at 100% my laptops sound knob at 25% and my speakers at 50% and it sounds fine.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:27 AM   #5
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No I don't, everythings perfect. Just don't set PCM too high
Tho if you have cracks n pops at lower volumes that indicates a different problem, usually with drivers.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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Ok, thanks, I'll do that.
 
  


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