View Full Version : "Overdriving" Toshiba Trhive audio

05-13-2012, 06:02 PM
While reading through many reviews, I have noticed that many early Thrive users were complaining about the audio being quiet.

I've found (by accident, through a diagnostic tutorial somewhere) a way to make it noticeably louder.

In settings, go to Multimedia.
Then go to Audio Settings.
SRS multimedia settings.
Make sure the "Use Default settings" is unchecked.
Put "bass" around 50% on both, and "treble" around 65% on both, too.
(The defaults are around 20%)
**DO NOT set them at 100%!**
If you notice clipping, pay attention to which frequency is playing. If it's bass frequencies chopping up, turn down the bass, and vice versa.
I don't know if "over-driving" will affect your warranty, but if you need to send it in because you blew your speakers up, Toshiba probably will have you pay for replacements.

This probably consumes more battery, but at a 6+-hour battery, I haven't noticed either way.

If you find yourself trying to listen to music quietly, simply turn the "defaults" mentioned back on.

I'll post a screenshot soon of what I have my settings at.

It's almost as good of volume as my A105, but NOWHERE near as much bass as my A105.

05-15-2012, 04:46 PM
Seems like any tablet audio is not going to be that amazing. :P Headphones and external speakers FTW!

05-15-2012, 07:57 PM
Billygoat, you want to hear my A105 speakers?

Once I get the HDD replaced, you can hear them for yourself.