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This is the TV I have it's a Samsung LN46C650:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Yd1iYlP6ZZa/p_30546C650/Samsung-LN46C650.html



These are the speakers I have Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 2.0 Speakers:

http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-GigaWorks-T20-Series-II-2.0/M/B001RNOHDU.htm


The problem is the sound is really low, watching TV. My setup is quite simple all I have is the TV and a Motorola HD-DVR/6416 model. If I'm watching a movie and using the TV sound/speakers only it's like I have to put the volume maybe like around 20 out of the 100 max which is normal. Then if I turn on my speakers for added sound and deeper bass I'll have to turn the volume on the speakers using the dial on the speakers to almost 85% it's full capacity which is nuts. At 85% of it's capacity and if I mute the TV just silence but still at 85% volume on these standalone speakers I can hear that noise, I hope you understand what I'm trying saying it's the noise that comes through the speakers when maxed almost, meaning you got the volume to loud, it's that silent noise. I know there's a problem there's no way I should have to put these speakers near there max volume for normal use. Especially when the small cheap TV speakers provide plenty of clear sound at there 20% capacity.


I've used the adapter that came with the speakers (Dual RCA-to-stereo audio adapter (TV adapter)

going from the TV 3.5mm audio jack to the speakers using the adapter that you can see if you scroll down the the page a little on the speakers link I provided.


Currently I'm using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable from the TV to the back of speakers, it makes no difference.


The only two connections the speakers have are the 3.5mm AUX in the front and the 3.5mm in the back it makes no difference which I use the result is the same.


If you look at reviews for these 2.0 standalone speakers they have great reviews. I've tried diff cables, I used to have these speakers connected to my pc in another room couple years ago using a 3.5mm cable from the PC to the speakers directly and the sound was great never had to go past 20-50 it's capacity to get great clear sound, I'm using the same type of connection now too. There's something about having them connected to the TV in the living room that's not working right. I've looked at the TV manual the connection is correct as far as I can tell.


I wish I had a optical speakers system so I could test that connection out. If I can't get this to work right I may have purchase one.


The only thing I've not tried is connecting the speakers to the DVR instead of the TV. The reason why I don't want to do this is because I watch and listen to videos/music on my USB stick thats connected to the side of the TV. Even if the sound was to be working correctly through the DVR I would not keep it like that cause of the USB I want to use with speakers too.


So what are my options ?


Can this problem be fixed ?


Should I buy another 2.0 speaker system but having a optical connection instead would fix the problem ?


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In the AUTO VOLUME part of the TV menu, make sure you have it set to NORMAL, not NIGHT or OFF.


It may just be that the fixed level of the TV audio output jack is not very high, and the amplifier of those speakers does not have enough gain for that signal level.


My new Sony 60-inch TV also has an audio output signal that is not all that high. Fortunately, my stereo system has a lot of gain available, so it is not a problem.


In that case you don't have any options, except to get a stereo receiver and a pair of speakers.


You will have a lot more gain available that way, plus the receiver will have a remote with a volume control.


You can get the Sony STR-DH130 receiver for only $120 from Crutchfield or Amazon.


For $120 or so you can buy a pair of speakers that will sound a LOT better than what you have; for example, the Pioneer BS-22 speakers which are excellent.
 

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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1519230/why-is-my-sound-is-really-low-with-these-two-speakers-when-listening-to-tv#post_24403746


In the AUTO VOLUME part of the TV menu, make sure you have it set to NORMAL, not NIGHT or OFF.


It may just be that the fixed level of the TV audio output jack is not very high, and the amplifier of those speakers does not have enough gain for that signal level.


My new Sony 60-inch TV also has an audio output signal that is not all that high. Fortunately, my stereo system has a lot of gain available, so it is not a problem.


In that case you don't have any options, except to get a stereo receiver and a pair of speakers.


You will have a lot more gain available that way, plus the receiver will have a remote with a volume control.


You can get the Sony STR-DH130 receiver for only $120 from Crutchfield or Amazon.


For $120 or so you can buy a pair of speakers that will sound a LOT better than what you have; for example, the Pioneer BS-22 speakers which are excellent.





thanks man thanks what I'm going to do.
 

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A slightly larger pair of speakers, the Dayton B652 speakers are very good and only cost $40 per pair.


If you have room for them, they are amazingly good for that crazy low price.


I have a pair in my den and they replaced some Boston speakers that cost 3 times as much originally (and did not sound as good).
 
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