You know those shitty StarLink monitors that production gets from the rental houses (you know who you are *cough*VER*)? Well they all suck. They suck for video because they look like a late 70s football game rerun. And they suck for audio because they tend to have volume switches that have a low setting of loud. Don't get me wrong, I love late 70s football reruns
, but not for video village. Well, I finally found the mute switch. It just so happens you have I disassemble the monitor and disconnect the speaker from the circuit board. Not unreasonable for a permanent fix, if you ask me.