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On my GTO, the volume only goes up to "63".

does everyone elses go to the same number? i wonder why they didnt make it 100?

and i also noticed that the volume has to be at atleast 30 to even begin to hear any sound.

on the volume meter 1-20 there is NO SOUND for sure. So is everyone elses this way or do I need mine checked out.
 

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On my GTO, the volume only goes up to "63".

does everyone elses go to the same number? i wonder why they didnt make it 100?

and i also noticed that the volume has to be at atleast 30 to even begin to hear any sound.

on the volume meter 1-20 there is NO SOUND for sure. So is everyone elses this way or do I need mine checked out.

also when the audio distortioner is turned off and you turn the radio up all the way, the radio will sometimes turn off. it happens often. its getting to be really annoying. i have to turn the radio to off for 10 seconds and back on before i can hear the radio again. im getting sick of this. if i turn the distortioner off, the volume just INST LOUD ENOUGH.
 

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also when the audio distortioner is turned off and you turn the radio up all the way, the radio will sometimes turn off. it happens often. its getting to be really annoying. i have to turn the radio to off for 10 seconds and back on before i can hear the radio again. im getting sick of this. if i turn the distortioner off, the volume just INST LOUD ENOUGH.
I was expecting more in the subwoofer department. I would of also figured that a 10 speaker system would get loud, which it doesnt. If I have the limiter on then it says 63 and then if i give it a second and then turn it up or down it drops to 36 or so. This is with the radio and I havent tried it with a CD, but i wish the radio could be louder. Does your mute also not really mute it, but turn it down?
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, I think I read on here somewhere that there is a master volume hidden somewhere in the dic. 1-10 maybe???? I'd like to know the answer to this myself.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, I think I read on here somewhere that there is a master volume hidden somewhere in the dic. 1-10 maybe???? I'd like to know the answer to this myself.

whats the dic.? sorry.

i dont think theres any hidden buttons i havnt found.

yes the mute doesnt turn it all the way off, its just turns it down on mine too.
 

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I haven't paid attention tto the volume numbers. The stereo is loud enough for me, but if my wife gets in she turns it up loud enough that it starts sounding poor to me. Definitely bottoms out(tops out?) the back speakers.
 

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The information center, whatever that thing is called. Where your stopwatch,mpg, trip distance etc. is.
 

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The information center, whatever that thing is called. Where your stopwatch,mpg, trip distance etc. is.
The only thing I have found is the audio limiter, which can be good or bad. I just dont feel like I am getting the full power of what 10 speakers sounds like. I only have 4 speakers on my cavalier and it can get louder. I am sure it is loud enough but the limiter caps my voulme up in the mid 30s...which is low considering you cant hear anything until the volume is at least 15
 

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Turn off the radio and listen to the music!

Mine seems plenty loud, but haven't tried to have it drown out road noise with windows down.

The only "option" that I remember was the distortion filter on or off.

Mute doesn't mute, just lowers it significantly.

Tom
 

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Yep. If all else fails, RTFM
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, I think I read on here somewhere that there is a master volume hidden somewhere in the dic. 1-10 maybe???? I'd like to know the answer to this myself.
Did you try behind the other rear head rest? :rolleyes: Just kidding. I can't see a 10 speaker system being that low where the volume has to be in the 30's to even hear it.

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I'm sure the volume readout is a purely arbitrary number. Having spent a great many years in the audio business, I observed that the relative power output versus volume control position is an opportunity for a manufacturer to play a little psychological hanky panky. Many units would reach full (clipping) power at a relatively low setting on the volume control. This gives the false impression of a lot of power, much like a car that fully opens the throttle at half pedal. The more reputable companies will put much less gain in the preamp circuits in order to allow finer gradients of adjustment. The output power of an amplifier is determined solely by the clipping voltage, regardless of gain. Unless, of course, you are the lead guitarist in Spinal Tap.
 

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I haven't paid attention tto the volume numbers. The stereo is loud enough for me, but if my wife gets in she turns it up loud enough that it starts sounding poor to me. Definitely bottoms out(tops out?) the back speakers.
The laws of Physics put definite limitations on how much air you can move with a 7 inch drive unit, particularly, if the driver is tuned to a low frequency, it will bottom out relatively easily. Personally, I will probably make an adapter ring out of wood and fit a larger diameter woofer. I have a couple of Dynaudio 30W54 sitting around gathering dust.
 

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Ok so there from what I am reading here there definitely seems to be a problem. Now the question is, is it the speakers or is it the actual sound system?

If it is the speakers, it will be much harder to replace/fix. And if it is the sound system, what do people recommend for a good replacement (and what can handle 10 speakers)?
 

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Isnt there an option that lets you set up the radio depending on what type of music you listen to?

If this is true, I had a radio like that once. It let you pick between settings like ROCK, JAZZ, COUNTRY and so on. When I used it in the ROCK mode, it push up the volume.

Also you have to ajust the Speed Controled Volume. It allows the radio to get louder the faster you go.

I am sure you guys have done this......if not....I hope this helps.
 

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How does the system compare, in volume and clarity, to the Monsoon system in the F-body.
 

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Isnt there an option that lets you set up the radio depending on what type of music you listen to?

If this is true, I had a radio like that once. It let you pick between settings like ROCK, JAZZ, COUNTRY and so on. When I used it in the ROCK mode, it push up the volume.

Also you have to ajust the Speed Controled Volume. It allows the radio to get louder the faster you go.

I am sure you guys have done this......if not....I hope this helps.

That would be hilarious:

I'm sorry officer, I know I was speeding, I just wanted to listen to my radio.....
 

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It sounds to me like you are on permanent mute. As stated, mute doesn't kill the sound. At 25 I can barely hear anything with mute on. At 35 it is pretty low, but without mute it is very loud. Changing the volume disables mute, so it's nothing that you are doing. I can imagine where there might be a failure in that circuit that would put it in permanent mute on the analog side even if the digital side isn't commanding it.

Of course it could be other things, but I would put speakers a distant also ran since it appears that all of them are running "low".

You might try ls1.com.au, assuming that the Monaros have the same or a similar system.

HTH,
Tom
 
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