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Setting Thunderbolt Station audio ports as default audio input and output
First Published: 2/10/2015       Last Modified: 6/27/2017      Last Modified by: LL   
Article ID:148

Every time when the computer restarts, the sound output and input defaults may be back to your built-in speakers. is there any way to just set them as my default audio output / input devices?

Products Affected:   Thunderbolt Station, TS2 - Thunderbolt Station 2, USB-C Dock, TS3 Lite - Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite, TS3 - Thunderbolt Station 3

In macOS, you can setup Thunderbolt Station / Thunderbolt Station 2 / Thunderbolt Station 3 / USB-C Dock as default audio input / output ports even when the computer restarts. Following is the steps:

1. System Preferences ->Sound -> Sound Effects -> Play sound effects through -> Choose USB Audio CODEC from the dropdown list.

2. System Preferences ->Sound -> Sound Effects -> Output -> Choose USB Audio CODEC from the dropdown list.

3. System Preferences ->Sound -> Sound Effects -> Input -> Choose USB Audio CODEC.

If you have multiple audio devices, you may see multiple USB Audio CODEC in the list.

Additional Information:
Adjust your computerís sound output

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