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808stang
12-05-2006, 05:42 PM
well I have a kenwood kdc-x979 and had aquestion about the volume!
I have noticed that on my friends alpine it gets loud when turned up to like volume 16 while for my kenwood I have to almost turn it up all the way to get the same results? :(

are all kenwood like that??

Thieroff
12-05-2006, 05:46 PM
haha, you didnt set your gains right


or maybe he didnt set his gains right

Nonetheless "16" doesn't really mean anything

all manufacturers have different volume numbers, haha, Aiwa's go up to 100 or something

Set your gains with a DMM, and call it a day


CT

808stang
12-05-2006, 06:40 PM
yea, I did..

I have amps for my fronts and one for the sub, set the gains with a DMM on both...

when im at like 16 its low, but when i reach 25-28 it pounds... but yea.... I guess your right all brands are different...

acold7dusta
12-05-2006, 07:01 PM
yea, I did..

I have amps for my fronts and one for the sub, set the gains with a DMM on both...

when im at like 16 its low, but when i reach 25-28 it pounds... but yea.... I guess your right all brands are different...

same thing with me, but it sounds good to me and amped its 10x louder than the internal amp feature:blackeye:

multimaster
12-05-2006, 07:07 PM
My kenwood needs about 25-30 to get loud too. (x790)

heyman421
12-05-2006, 07:10 PM
That's just how they are.

The volume's on a sort of curve.... The higher you turn the volume up, the more rapidly the volume increases.

It's to give you as much flexibility as possible in the quieter settings, for those early morning work commutes when you don't want to have a heart attack.

MBrock4u
12-05-2006, 09:10 PM
My Excelon gets really loud and clear. It's beautful :)

heyman421
12-05-2006, 09:21 PM
no question about sound quality, they do sound great

but it's perfectly normal for your entire typical listening range to be 20-35

the volume falls off fast under 20 or so

808stang
12-06-2006, 02:38 AM
ok, kool thats normal then...

so should I reset my gains again to full volume, I set them at around volume 30?

heyman421
12-06-2006, 07:32 AM
i set mine with 0dB tones at volume 30

that way i can turn it up a bit more to compensate for music that's quiet

headknocker
12-06-2006, 12:09 PM
Yeah, it's the way they're designed. I've owned two Excelons (the X717 and currently the X589) and the volume drops sharply below 20. I usually have mine set between 25 & 29.