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Date Registered: 03-2007
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posticon Volume difference between cd/radio.


I havent found this mentioned anywhere so i am wondering if this is just my problem.
We have a Ser 2 Ti with the 6 disc stacker. The volume of the cd is at least double that of the radio .We are happy with the bass/treble performance of the cd but the radio sounds as if an amplifier has been turned off ,causing much rapid turning of the volume dial as you switch between them.
This is our only problem with the whole car so we can live with it if they are all the same. But ,hey, thats what warranties are for..............

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Chris,

Now that you mentioned it, I think you're right.

I don't listen to CDs often and have the radio turned-on all the time, but when I do put the CD, I also notice this difference in volume.

I think it's just the poor design of the head unit itself, but it does the job.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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This is common between all head units, although it sounds like yours might be abit more noticeable than the norm, as I didn't think it would be twice as loud between the two different sources.

CD players have a very high "signal-to-noise ratio", meaning the sound is recorded at a higher level than is achievable on cassette tape or broadcast over the radio. For it to sound "twice as loud" as you claim, the CD signal-to-noise level would need to be 10dB higher than that of the radio. This could be possible depending on the signal strength of your local radio stations.

As far as I know there is no way around this problem apart from copying the songs from your CD's to your PC, editting the signal level, then re-burning them back to another CD.

I believe some after-market head units have settings allowing you to adjust the relative output level of different sources (radio, CD, tape, AUX-IN etc), so another option would be to upgrade, but that would be expensive if you want to retain the use of a CD stacker (it's very unlikely you'd be able to re-use the factory stacker).


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Rich,

I can give you an example of sound volume difference which am experiencing. emoticon

Have you noticed the TV adverts are actually louder than a movie you're watching for example and you're forced to lower the volume of your TV everytime the ad comes on? Well, this is the same volume difference am noticing between CD and radio.

I think you're right though, that it depends on the recording quality.

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Date Registered: 03-2007
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Thanks for the quick response guys.

This volume difference is Dramatic! In the 20-odd years of in car cd's i have never heard such a difference. We are going on the Blackall Range day trip setup by Blackthunda so hopefully there will be a selection of newish and used Exey's to compare! The X is also going in for its 40,000 ks service soon so i will get them to check. (I also seem to have that rattle/ vibration under acceleration so thanks to the forum for that tip)

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Date Registered: 04-2006
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I checked the volume difference on my Mazda 2 and while slight it is there - I had to turn down the volume when I put on the CD.

So as in previous posts it must be common - don't have the problem in the xtrail as the ipod supplies all the sound in there now.

I will (hopefully) be there for the blackall run too.

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With the new Pioneer unit I have, the change from radio to CD just about shatters windows... it is annoying but you do eventually get used to it and anticipate the change.

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quote:

Naff wrote:

With the new Pioneer unit I have, the change from radio to CD just about shatters windows... it is annoying but you do eventually get used to it and anticipate the change.



Nathan, did you read the manual to see if it's got the feature of adjusting each source level?


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Ha! I laugh in the face of manuals...

Always a last resort thing for me...

Ok fine.. not a bad suggestion. There is a pretty full on menu system and I suspect you might be on to something.

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Hey Naff whats the model of the head unit you got in tha beast??

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