Volume too low on AUX line in, coming out of laptop.
Ok, so I spent awhile looking around and didn't find a direct answer to my question.
I have a KENWOOD KDC-X991 headunit, JL 300/2 powering a set of CDT components. I am using a regular laptop as my carpc, and plugging it into the AUX IN port on the back of my headunit.
I noticed that if my volume is set to, lets say, 15 out of 38, that when I'm playing a CD it is MUCH louder and clearer than if I'm on my AUX-IN coming from my laptop. I would like to solve this problem.
I've also noticed that if you increase the volume up to around 20 out of 38 on the headunit, in AUX IN mode, a hiss/noise sound can be head in the background. You can hear this even if the laptop isnt plugged in. The only thing I can assume then is to obviously increase the volume coming out of the laptop, so I don't have to turn it up that high.
I'm connecting with a 1/8th in stereo cable from the laptop to the headunit. Is there anyway to fix this issue? Would buying a usb-soundcard for my laptop help? I don't believe it would fix the hiss-issue though, as you can hear it even if nothings plugged into the AUX.
I suppose I could increase the gain on my amplifier for AUX-mode, but then it would be out of wack for when I'm playing a cd.
Anyone else have this dilemma? :help:
Thank you :)