Loud and distorted audio problem (EPIA / M-Audio)
I have my new epia m10000 running an internal m-audio revolution sound card. All audio is loud and the bass is distorted - almost like a gain is cranked up somewhere. I turned all the volume gains down, and the sound gets lower, but the bass is still distorted - it sounds like it's clipping. The sound card is plugged into a car amp via RCA cables. The gain on the amp is at MINIMUM. When I plug the small self powered computer speakers into the sound card, it sounds better, but still clipping the bass I think. I'll connect a scope to it tomorow and see if it is clipping. I know it's not the car amp because I tried 2 different ones.
Could it be a setting in device manager? I have the HD and DVD rom on the same IDE cable.
It sounds crappy on .wav files, AND songs direcly played from the dvd rom. I even tried the VIA on-board audio output and it clips even worse than the m-audio card.