I have a X570 Taichi and use the onboard realtek audio to power a 2.1 speaker system. Here’s where the problem comes in: the output from the computer audio is way too loud. I have the volume knob on my speakers set to ~20%, and my Windows system volume to ~10%. I’ve lived with this for years on this system and a few previous systems with realtek audio.
However, I recently wanted to use PyAudio to analyze some audio signals from my speaker output stream. I enabled the stereo mixer on windows to get a “what you hear” input stream. But I need to increase the Windows speaker volume to 100% to have the signal strong enough for stereo mixer, otherwise it’s too weak. So now I can’t listen to my speakers (speaker-breaking loud) and analyze the audio signal at the same time.
Is there a way to adjust the “gain” of the onboard audio output? Or is there a better way to loop-back the audio signal into an input? Something on linux? Or do I need to buy high-impedance headphones?