I hope I reached the correct forum for this question.
I have a media computer with a third party audio card (Soundblaster audigy SE) I use a coaxial digital audio cable connected to a Onkyo TX SR508.
if I use normal audio, the sound seems very low, I have to set volume atleast to 62 in my amplifier to hear anything, however if I set digital SPDIF I have no means of controlling the audio volume from the PC (only from the amplifier) and this can be nasty if I toggle between movies that uses Digital AC3/THX and movies wihtouth, if I look at movies capable of AC3 the volume gets VERY loud if amp is set to 62, 32 is more than enough volume when using passthrough.
so this bothers me is how can I get the same amount of volume with or without digital output?
I tried also other soundcards, internal red light Digital audio cable...
if I connect to my television I get ok sound on any sound source via HDMI...