Originally Posted by h606
Hey everyone. I have a problem while streaming. As an audio novice I don't know what to do about the speaking volume is too low while when a action scene
plays the volume booms. I'm running sound from an
Nvidia 8500GT to a 20 watt amp and 20 watt tabletop
speakers. No equalizer. The Nvidia graphics card has
no equalizer built in . I don't enough about freqs. or decibels to begin to know how to approach my problem. If someone could point me to past threads or
give me advice it would be great! By the way the amp
I have is just a simple audio in audio out no gain
When you say "no gain", I assume you mean there is no volume control, which means it is just a power amplifier. It does have gain, but it is not adjustable.
I assume you are using the volume control of your sound card to control the volume.
Many if not most movies are mixed at the studio so the speaking volume gets drowned out by the "background' music or traffic noise or sound effects.
Everyone has this problem, and the moron sound engineers are so in love with their sound effects etc. that the soundtrack is screwed up, and it is very hard to do much with it.
Better speakers might help a lot, but only trying some will tell you.
A cheap 20 watt amplifier is not going to give you much in the way of dynamics or clarity with most speakers, either.
You can get a pair of Dayton B652 speakers from Parts Express for under $40, and they are very good; way better than most speakers for under $200. You might want to try them out. They really are amazingly good.
I have a pair of them in my den with a 60-inch Sony HDTV and a 50 watt Cambridge amplifier, and the sound is very good.