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I am just setting my DX2000 USB mixer up. Everything is distorted even with gain at min.

I have plugged in my pc to it and it started off being very distorted. Fine. I turned the speaker level down on the pc. I plugged a CD player into it and it is distorted too. I can't change the level of that going into it, so how do I stop this distortion. Gain is at min. It is not the speaker because it sounds the same on headphones.

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