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Support => Hardware => Topic started by: dazed63 on April 02, 2014, 03:03:52 pm

Title: Dell AD1885 Integrated Audio Sounds Bad
Post by: dazed63 on April 02, 2014, 03:03:52 pm
I'm not sure if this is just the pc being old or something is missing. Dell Opitplex 150, with AD1885 Integrated Audio. The sound quality is horrible, I even swapped out computer speakers from another pc where the sound is good.  I'm using Exaile and it's mixer.

I had the pc laying in a box and figured it would make a good "jukebox" for my workout area and dump the "boombox" and CD's. But the sound quality is driving me nuts.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Peppermint: 4-20130611-i386.iso
 
Title: Re: Dell AD1885 Integrated Audio Sounds Bad
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 02, 2014, 03:32:24 pm
Have you checked if pulseaudio makes a difference ?

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pavucontrol
then if necessary, log off/on (or reboot)

did that help ?

You should also now have a new menu item at
menu > Sound & Video > PulseAudio Volume Control
you might want to look around in there.
Title: Re: Dell AD1885 Integrated Audio Sounds Bad
Post by: dazed63 on April 03, 2014, 12:28:41 pm
I have not.

I will try that tonight.

Thank you for the reply.

dazed63
Title: Re: Dell AD1885 Integrated Audio Sounds Bad
Post by: d1g1tal on April 14, 2014, 06:05:51 pm
I'm not sure if this is just the pc being old or something is missing. Dell Opitplex 150, with AD1885 Integrated Audio. The sound quality is horrible, I even swapped out computer speakers from another pc where the sound is good.  I'm using Exaile and it's mixer.

I had the pc laying in a box and figured it would make a good "jukebox" for my workout area and dump the "boombox" and CD's. But the sound quality is driving me nuts.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Peppermint: 4-20130611-i386.iso

You could try these suggestions, not used them myself, just stumbled across them.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Advanced_Linux_Sound_Architecture#Poor_sound_quality_or_clipping (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Advanced_Linux_Sound_Architecture#Poor_sound_quality_or_clipping)