Re: Bad sound from iMac headphone jacks
On Thu, 1 May 2003, Matthew Buckett wrote:
> I'm running debian woody on a iMac 350 (slot loading) and I seem to get
> problems with the sound when it is sent through the headphones socket on
> the right of the machine. The sound is rough, not crackly, it's
> difficult to describe but definatly wrong.
Perhaps you are experiencing sound that sounds very compressed and tinny?
Using the setmixer package, my settings (for an iBook) are:
edward@mass:~$ setmixer -V
vol - 68,68
bass - 50
treble - 50
pcm - 50,50
speaker - 0
mix - 0,0
pcm2 - 0,0
...which sounds perfectly acceptable through headphones. I did use to
have horribly distorted sound, and found that it was fixed by reducing
the `pcm' setting to 50%. Don't know what it does, but it cheered me up
to have sound working.
Hope that wasn't too irrelevant,