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I have a slight problem with iTunes at the moment. To listen to music I have a set of external speakers all connected to my audio out jack on my MacBook. Although, probably every 5 to 10 seconds in a song, the volume will go up dramatically and fall back to normal just as fast. The volume is basically changing itself. As you could tell, this gets extremely annoying.

I turned off Sound Check and Sound Enhancer from Preferences, but it didn't fix it.

Any ideas on what's going on?

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Is this JUST in iTunes or any sound output from any software, like in Quicktime?
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So far, just iTunes.

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Well my gut instinct was that you are having a hardware issue, with the speakers for example. But if it's only happening in iTunes, then that's not likely. I'm a bit stumped for an answer at the moment... perhaps someone else will have an idea?
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try playing a movie or an mp3 track in the finder

if the problems persist it might be something to do with your hardware

I had the same problem, it was a dodgy 3.5mm jack to phono cable that was connecting the mac to my amp.

Is it both speakers, test that out as well
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Quicktime does it to. It's hard to notice with movies, but music provides the worst issue.

Perhaps it is with hardware. I've had these speakers for about 4 years so maybe it's just age. They're Dell so I'm guessing they weren't made to the best quality.

UPDATE: I used my iPod Touch with the speakers and the same problem occurs. So I'm sure it's the speakers. Time to get new ones...

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Got a new Logitech 5.1 surround system today. That did the trick. Every thing's fine now. Thanks for all the advice.

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I have a slight problem with iTunes at the moment. To listen to music I have a set of external speakers all connected to my audio out jack on my MacBook. Although, probably every 5 to 10 seconds in a song, the volume will go up dramatically and fall back to normal just as fast. The volume is basically changing itself. As you could tell, this gets extremely annoying.

I turned off Sound Check and Sound Enhancer from Preferences, but it didn't fix it.

Any ideas on what's going on?

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Sounds more like an amp issue than anything. Do you have active speakers or are they ran from a separate amp??

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Sounds more like an amp issue than anything. Do you have active speakers or are they ran from a separate amp??

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I don't necessarily know what you mean by that but I just had a 5.1 system connected to my MacBook with a 3.5mm jack. They were old speakers anyway but I got some new Logitech and that fixed it.

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I don't necessarily know what you mean by that but I just had a 5.1 system connected to my MacBook with a 3.5mm jack. They were old speakers anyway but I got some new Logitech and that fixed it.
I meant the amp that you might have been using to driver the speakers you mentioned.

Sorted then? Good..

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