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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I don't know that it will be the same on a standard MacBook, but noticed that my MacBook Pro's volume now goes much louder with the 10.4.9 update. Maybe it's just me, but when I first got it, I thought "that's as loud as it goes?", but after that 10.4.9 update it seems a lot louder than I had noticed previously.
    my 2.0 coreduo macbook certainly did get a volume boost from the 10.4.9 update. i usually only leave it at 1-5 bars on the slider now.
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    Some users have reported it being too loud.

    Apple are apparently fixing this in the next update, 10.4.10.

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    Anyone know a way to increase the volume (or preamp) in Quicktime? Some movies that I download are encoded in AC3, and the volume is very low. The speakers are one of my major complaints about the MBP. I sometimes have to use my wifes 3yr old Compaq because the JBL speakers on it put the MBP to shame.

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    Hmmm..I may have to try these suggestions. It's definitely annoying because this is probably the lowest sound I have noticed out of all the machines I have owned.

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    So are you guys saying that even with external speakers plugged into the headphone socket, the volume is low? This is no good...

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    That's kind of annoying...I'm buying a macbook next week and don't know what I'll do without some loud speakers. Can you get some cheap speakers and plug them into the headphone jack? Does that work? Or would the sound still be pretty bad?

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    Active (i.e. with built in power amps) speakers might be an option? They should have a separate volume control(s).

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    i have logitech z4s, and they sound fine with my mb. i never tried them on my mbp , but the mbp is louder but not that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    But you're not going to great internal speakers on most laptops, let alone an entry level one so I can't complain.
    1300 bucks for an entry level laptop is pretty steep

    I don't consider the macbook a true entry level laptop

    especially since it's packed with so much technology

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    I spoke with someone who indicated a possible fix via the PRAM. I'm not savvy enough to know what that's about, and I forget the rest of what he said. Does this ring a bell for anyone. The low volume is ridiculous on a product of this cost and quality.

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    Hi all. I am actually new to this forum and this is my first post
    I have found the low volume to be a pain for a long time..had been searching all the forums for all possible resolutions but every time going and tweaking for every possible thing that you want to do on your Mac is tedious....I was so fed up with this so finally found this software called Boom, it's awesome like really awesome I am so much happier now Thanks to them for developing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techknock View Post
    Hi all. I am actually new to this forum and this is my first post
    I have found the low volume to be a pain for a long time..had been searching all the forums for all possible resolutions but every time going and tweaking for every possible thing that you want to do on your Mac is tedious....I was so fed up with this so finally found this software called Boom, it's awesome like really awesome I am so much happier now Thanks to them for developing this!
    That's one way to blow the speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    That's one way to blow the speakers.
    I agree that you shouldn't always have the volume too high...but at times, specially when we have this movie session at my place, playing games or when others just won't stop chattering in the background it's very helpful.

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    wow, the last post here is from 2007. Five years later, here I am with a white 13" macbook, which has the same problem. Itunes volume won't help, because I'm trying to watch Netflix. In 5 years Apple either can't correct the volume problem (which apparently isn't a windows problem), or won't. Why not? This isn't the cheapest of laptops, so you'd think Apple would try to go with decent performance in all areas. This is also my first venture into Macland from owning Pc's. My Pc is loud enough for Netflix or anything.

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