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A query about speakers in TFT monitors


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I have an oldish Acer AL1512 monitor with speakers.

Are these speakers powered (when all connected up and running) or not as they are so quiet as to be almost inaudble. All my computer volume controls are on maximum. Using headphones or separate powered speakers is very good. There is no volume control on the TFT itself.
Perhaps this is usual on these models? Acer has not responded to my query.
Can anyone confirm one way or another please?
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Yes, they are powered. Does the OSD (on screen display) show any volume options?
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There is no Volume option in the OSD.

I have now also tried a friend's Acer 1511 (the only difference is this one is directly AC powered and the 1512 is 12 volts and needs a transformer(of course)but this also has a tiny volume so I suppose this is just an annoying aspect of these Acer TFTs - no wonder Acer didn't want to respond to my query to them!

Thanks for your response.
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I think I would want to try that monitor on the another computer. Trying another Acer did not prove the problem is with two monitors and not the audio source.
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That is a pertinent point - I should have said that in fact it was used on another computer so unfortunately it appears that Acer TFTs are to 'blame'.

Oh well I'll have to get some external speakers to attach.
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Well, it may be a problem with Acers - but TFT has nothing to do with audio. So it may just be with all Acers that use the same audio circuitry and/or speakers, regardless the panel type.

Does your friend's 1511 play loud enough on his system? Or does he have the same complaint? If he is happy with his volume level, then the problem is not the Acer monitors.
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My friend's Acer TFT was one of a few lying around and he couldn't remember ever using it but plugging it in does show the same low volume level - should have done that before. Problem sort of solved.

Thanks for your feedback.
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