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Disable Windows Volume Control With a External DAC/AMP?

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Am I supposed to disable this feature?

Right now I have two volume controls, one on my windows 7 software in the tray (0-100%), and the volume control knob on my external dac/amp combo.

It just seems strange to have two volume controls, I would rather just use the volume knob to control the entire volume.

I tried disabling all other sound drivers except my DAC but it doesn't appear to do anything:



Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Samsung 250GB EVO SSD (Internal) 2TB WD Black HDD (Internal) 4TB WD My Book HDD (External) LG 18X DVD-RW 
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Antec TruQuiet 140mm (X5) Antec TruQuiet 120mm (X2) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 23" Samsung 2333HD 1080p 
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Saitek Eclipse II XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Corsair Carbide 300R Logitech MX518 
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Just set the digital volume to 100%. You can't disable it.
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Kernel Streaming support allows bit-exact playback bypassing Windows mixer. WASAPI may be compatible with greater number of devices, but Kernel Streaming offers much lower latency. KS is the lowest audio engine level in Windows, allowing more efficient, real-time streaming

With certain soundcards, Kernel Streaming mutes all other sounds while playing. However, this behavior entirely depends on soundcard driver implementation details and varies between soundcards. If you need all other sounds muted, consider using WASAPI instead.
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