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I don't know how to tune speakers well, so I wanted to know if there is a program that will create a balanced sound output when connected to my 2.1 system for all sounds. Using Macbook Pro 2010 15 inch.

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Install pulse audio volume controller.

Open up your Terminal and execute these commands:

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
pavucontrol

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If you are doing it by ear, I would simply download a wide-band pink noise (which is random noise, equal energy per octave - which is the balanced sound you are after) sound file and play it back and set the levels between your speakers until they sound even.

The following link has a series of different test tones and instructions on how to use them: http://www.eminent-tech.com/music/multimediatest.html

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  • Is there a way I can set sound balance without moving the speakers? – rajlego May 30 '14 at 11:27
  • In the settings control panel > sound you can set left/right balance and subwoofer if connected. – NGRhodes May 30 '14 at 11:30

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