Does this help?
Yes. There's several plugins in the repo (caps for example) and several plugins
on the internet for an system-wide equalizer for alsa, but, LXDE would have to
be manually configured somewhere to properly install them and the global setting
would also have to be manually configured somewhere also. What a chore for that.
I've stopped that idea for now. S/B no problem using pulse in the long run.
So today on a test LXDE I'm going to install task-pulse, puavcontrol, and PAPref and
see how it goes. Should see these items on the menu, and hopefully some greater
audio signal strength going to the TV when I use Crackle or Hulu to watch some current
movies. Unless flash-player is stuck at some low audio signal level with those.
Time will tell. I'll post back what's cooking then.
thanks for the response.