Surface Go Tip: Managing Sound Settings with Realtek Audio Console App
Let's take a closer look at the preinstalled "Realtek Audio Console" app on Surface Go and find out what can we do with it.
Microsoft Surface Go comes with dual stereo speakers, which offers a really nice sound quality for watching videos on Netflix, playing games, and other media consumption activities. In addition to the stereo speakers, Surface Go also supports Dolby Audio Premium technology which will enhance overall sound quality for richer, clearer, and more powerful.
One more unique thing about Surface Go is it’s preinstalled with Realtek Audio Console app. And today, we will take a closer look at the app.
Realtek Audio Console App
The Realtek Audio Console is a UWP app developed by the Realtek Semiconductor Corp, which is also available to be downloaded from the Windows Store. Unfortunately, this app only available on some supported PCs. I’ve tried to install on my Surface Book which also uses Realtek and supports Dolby Audio Premium, but it won’t install.
There are 4 sections of the app:
Has a basic mute and volume control for both speakers and microphone.
Has more controls over the speaker’s settings including main volume, balance, sound effects, default format, and speaker configuration and testing.
Has more controls over the microphone’s settings including the main volume, mute, microphone effects (noise suppression), and default format.
Has information about audio driver version and UI version.
- You can download the app from here:
How to turn on/off Dolby Audio sound effect on Surface Go
Unlike other Surface’s sound settings, Dolby Audio option doesn’t available in Windows 10 Sound Control Panel. To enable/disable Dolby Audio on Surface Go.
- Open the Realtek Audio Console app, from the app list.
- Go to the Speakers section. From here you have the option to turn on/off the Dolby Audio option.
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