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post #1051 of 1057

Is it possible to somehow avoid the volume issue?

post #1052 of 1057
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post
 

Is it possible to somehow avoid the volume issue?

 

Stick with using volume control on the computer or on the GO, don't use both. From what I've read the experience is more consistent on a Mac so there's also that to keep in mind.

post #1053 of 1057
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Is it possible to somehow avoid the volume issue?
For OS X users, the volume control is pretty simple and straightforward.

For Windows users, the communication between the GO and the system volume make it confusing. It's suggested to adjust the volume only with the GO, or only with the system settings.
http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/geekoutsupport/1716-creation-of-a-comprehensive-volume-control-guide.html#26800
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1. The Windows OS slider controls the SLAVE volume. So basically as far as I understood your post and in regular how the volume implementation works is that the SLAVE always follows the Master. If the Master is set at 100% and the Slave at 50% and then you adjust the Masterslider to 98% the Slave jumps to 98%, because that's what the Master dictates.

The GO buttons are affecting the Master volume. So if we use the Windows slider to attenuate and keep the Master at 100% (which is set to 100% by rebooting etc..) and try to fine tune the volume via buttons we all get the aweful volume jumping to nirvana, as the Master is lowered by 1dB and the Slave volume is set to -1 (~99% max Volume).

2. Windows only keeps the Slave settings and not the Master settings on rebooting the PC or by plugging/unplugging the GO.

So the easiest way to "fix" the problem would be to change the volume slider controls for windows user, isn't it? If the Windows OS slider actually changes the Master volume and remembers it, everything should be fine. This is how it works with Mac OS.
post #1054 of 1057
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I have absolutely no idea how volume control works in Windows XP SP2.

 

Okay, so things are working as expected. The first thing I do is try to use the volume keys, expecting them to work like in OS X. Nope. They do absolutely nothing, not even the mute button. So maybe the Dell drivers don't work, okay that's fine. I try to adjust the leftmost volume in the system volume slider as seen in the first image. Nope, nothing again. Strange....maybe the GO's hardware buttons? Nope, nothing again. Maybe one of the other volume sliders in the system volume control panel does something. Low and behlold, the "Wave" slider changes the volume for some reason. At this point I am thoroughly confused as to what actually controls the volume.

 

I'm using the Geek with Win XP SP3.

 

After installation of the Geek drivers I first set the volume using the regular Windows volume control. I have the "Wave" slider bar on max and the "Speaker" slider bar about 60% down. Actual playback volume (to suit my requirements) I adjust within the software doing the playback, e.g. foobar or MPCHC or youtube, etc.

 

I don't touch the volume buttons on the Geek itself.

 

This has worked out fine for me and I don't get any unexpected surprises.


Edited by jcwc - 7/15/14 at 7:22am
post #1055 of 1057

I have a package from Light Harmonic at home. I'm currently away from home so I won't know what it is until tomorrow but now I'm excited!

post #1056 of 1057
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

I have a package from Light Harmonic at home. I'm currently away from home so I won't know what it is until tomorrow but now I'm excited!

Did you order a GO? Very mysterious - keep us posted.

post #1057 of 1057

So my Light Harmonic package was indeed one of my Geek Outs. It turns out that it's my Geek Out 720 in black. Mine came packaged with a transparent slacker cable. I won't be using the slacker since the design requires the Geek Out be inverted during use. As we speak I'm using it with my AudioQuest Dragontail. Early impressions are leading me to think that this is one damned impressive little guy. I have little doubt that it will be replacing my Dragonfly. I'm starting out with the HE-400 but I'll be moving on to my CIEM before too long to see if I run into noise floor issues. You'd probably imagine that the background is quite dark with the HE-400, and you'd be right.

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