I'm connecting a standard stereo tape output to an iMac line input socket. Setting input level in System Preferences > Sound > Input > Line In requires the slider to be barely "off the stop" before the blue level meter hits hard right. Can I lower the line input sensitivity somehow? There's no output level control on the tape output.

I'm running Mountain Lion.

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Have you tried using LineIn by Rogue Amoeba?

  • No, but thank you for the link ... I will give it a try.
    – John
    Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 4:00
  • It doesn't do what I would like - not even a volume control. So temporarily I'm padding the line down with a few 10k resistors (real old school stuff!).
    – John
    Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 6:17

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