I've built a small speaker inside the case that I houses my RPi, its just the speaker from one of the tweeters of a creative 5.1 surround setup that I no longer use.
I've just scotchlok'ed a 3.5mm jack onto it and plugged it into the analogue output.
Anyway I tested this first on my laptop running Ubuntu, set the volume using alsamixer and it screams away as loud as anything with the same audio file.
Now that I've fitted it on my RPi, I play an audio file (either WAV or MP3, neither make a difference) I get a barely audible sound from the speaker.
I've tried adjusting my volume with alsamixer and amixer on the RPi, they are all maxed out with no change.
I'm running Raspbian, with the latest firmware: Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #143 PREEMPT Tue Sep 11 02:02:37 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
I'm using mpg123 to try to play it, but I've also tried aplay and omxplayer (which does nothing but bid me a nice day, pft.)
Anyone else had this issue? or can suggest a fix? Or is this just due to the low powered nature of the device?
Thanks in advance.