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Increase volume on Apple Cinema Display System
I have a 27" Thunderbolt Cinema Display, and I use its built-in speakers for the output of alert sounds. (In System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects, you can choose this.) But the volume wasn't very loud, even though I had set the Alert volume slider to its maximum setting. I'd been trying to figure out why, because when I listen to music, the alert volume - and a sound I use to alert me when VIP e-mails arrive - isn't loud enough to be heard.

So I remembered that Audio-MIDI Setup has a number of tweaks for system sound settings. This app is found in /Applications/Utilities. When I opened it, and clicked on Display Audio, the two volume sliders (right and left channels) were nowhere near the maximum volume, so I raised them, and now I can hear my system beeps and other sounds.

So if you have problems with the volume of any audio outputs, you might want to check Audio-MIDI Setup and see if it can fix the issue.
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Increase volume on Apple Cinema Display
Authored by: robertcoogan on Nov 15, '12 09:03:53PM

This only affects the external display. If you try and adjust the volume on the Mac's speakers itself, it isn't any different from using the volume adjust from the keyboard.

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Increase volume on Apple Cinema Display
Authored by: leamanc on Nov 24, '12 02:44:56PM

I think that's the way the submitter wants it. From the way I read it, he wants alert sounds to go to the display speakers only, leaving the rest of the audio to go out of whatever default speakers he is using. But the alerts weren't very loud; this allowed him to hear the alerts coming out of the display speakers.

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Increase volume on Apple Cinema Display
Authored by: tingo on Nov 16, '12 06:20:33AM

Better still, use Audio Hijack. It allows you to adjust the sound output for each single application, with filters and the whole bit.

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