too few volume controls - help appreciated


#1

For several years, I’ve used Squeezebox Touch (SBT) as my streaming devices. The SBT has built-in volume control over its digital outputs. It all works perfectly. But then Logitech abandoned support for additional music apps and Beats/Apple killed MOG.

I’m wanting to take TIDAL for a trial spin using the optical out connector on my Apple MacBook Pro. It makes the connection, but I can’t figure out how to turn the volume DOWN. The Sound control under System Preference shows no volume control over the laptop’s digital Headphone port. Anyone here using their Mac as a streaming device using the Headphone port?

I was hoping to keep this simple. I’m aware of the work-a-round using the SBT+Logitech Media Server software plus ickStream, but was hoping to avoid that solution.


#2

Volume control should work normally also for 3,5" jack out on mbpro.

Maybe try to run “Audio MIDI Setup” app and try to change volume of “Built-in Output” device volume to see if it helps.

You can find Audio MIDI Setup app in Finder - Applications - Utilities.