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Old 05-12-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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Distort sound/bass

Hi everyone,

Im using Debian Sarge with kernel 2.6.8-2 i686-2 with an Intel 845E Max2 chipset based mainbord and have the following problem:

As I play an mp3, stored on my windows Partition, with xmms, or any other program, the sound (specially if the song has a strong bass) seems to be distort, not clear. This is specially appreciable if I put the volume up.

Any ideas how to get rid of the problem?

Thanks in advice.
Old 05-13-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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One possibility ... make sure xmms is using the correct driver {Options} {Preferences} {Output Plugin}
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Only idea I have is change the sound levels on master volume and PCM. Use alsamixer or simliar. If some levels are to high they can overdrive the channel.

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In alsamixer try setting Tone to mute. If that doesnt try playing with the other ones.
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It seemed to be, that the PCM was set to high. Setting it to the middle helped a lot , the sound is now pretty clear and smooth .

Thanks for the good points!

EDIT: xmms seems to control the PCM with its volumcontroler.

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