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Old 06-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Rememo View Post


I do think the volume needs more detents, since it kind of goes from too quiet, to a bit loud, to "WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!"
I find the granularity of the 10 speaker system volume control very annoying. Step 4 on the bar graph is too quiet and step 5 is too loud. I’m thinking this is because they added the amp to the 4 speaker output lines of the base audio processor, and the amp and all its extra speakers has significant gain, which means the volume of the audio processor has to be turned way down to make the same sound pressure level. That puts it into a rather ‘chunky’ low end of the volume control.

Since the system has tons more power than I will even need, I was thinking of making an attenuator pad for the 10 speaker outputs to move the volume control closer to the middle, and hopefully in that range each step is closer to 1 dB than 3 dB.
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