TV speakers too loud at lowest volume setting - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 09-04-2013, 01:07 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
haqattaq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have a new 39-inch Toshiba LCD in a bedroom and the sound is actually too loud on the lowest volume setting. The previous CRT that this replaced, had much lower volume.

The difference between the lowest setting (1) to (0) is too great. I was thinking of taping something over the speaker so volume would be softer however I don't want to 'muffle' the sound to a point where its not clear.

Does anyone have a creative idea on what i could try other than tape cloth over the speaker?


Thanks
haqattaq is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 09-04-2013, 01:21 PM
AVS Special Member
 
BassThatHz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East side of NW Cascades
Posts: 3,189
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked: 427
You could take it apart and solder a resistor on each speaker, probably adding another 8-ohms should do it.

Ductape and Superglue, fixes ANYTHING wink.gif
BassThatHz is online now  
post #3 of 8 Old 09-04-2013, 02:01 PM
Advanced Member
 
nograveconcern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 52
I recommend an FP1400 and a set of SEOS 12's. cool.gif

Or maybe just pick up some computer speakers and try running the audio out of the TV into those. I have to think there must be a setting somewhere buried in the menu system of the panel that has enable some kind of dynamic volume or something. Have you referenced the manual?
nograveconcern is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 09-04-2013, 07:36 PM
AVS Special Member
 
BassThatHz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East side of NW Cascades
Posts: 3,189
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked: 427
Quote:
Originally Posted by nograveconcern View Post

I recommend an FP1400 and a set of SEOS 12's. cool.gif

Nah, that's all wrong...

7 of these
http://www.higherfi.com/spkrlist/speakerlist.php
and 7 of these should fix it.
http://www.higherfi.com/spkrlist/speakerlist.php?category=amps

biggrin.gif
BassThatHz is online now  
post #5 of 8 Old 09-04-2013, 08:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Mrkazador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,882
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked: 266

Are you using a cable box or antenna? If you're using a cable box or something similar, I was thinking you can add some kind of volume control on the rca jacks or a resistor to lower the output voltage.

Mrkazador is online now  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-05-2013, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
haqattaq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by nograveconcern View Post

Have you referenced the manual?

Are you serious? Of course i haven't!

But when i did look through the manual, I discovered that the mute button has 2 levels when you press it, full mute and half mute. So last night i was able to lower the volume to 2, then press mute and still hear just fine without any complaints. doh!
haqattaq is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-05-2013, 10:34 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Bill Fitzmaurice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 10,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by haqattaq View Post

But when i did look through the manual
You broke Man Rule # 3, you must now turn in your Man Card. rolleyes.gif

Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design

The Laws of Physics aren't swayed by opinion.
Bill Fitzmaurice is online now  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Senior Member
 
ozziedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gravette, Ar.
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by haqattaq View Post

the sound is actually too loud

I thought this statement was breaking the man rules!
ozziedog is offline  
Reply DIY Speakers and Subs



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off