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jush
08-14-2008, 04:49 AM
I was hoping that you guys who own or know about the Kenwood DDX812 can help me out. Is the volume almost the same when you go between the ipod and tuner? The reason that I ask is that my ipod volume is way softer then the tuner. Just to get an idea, when I listen to the ipod at number 20 on the volume, it is equal to about number 11 when I listen to the tuner. I just got the DDX812 less then a week ago so I am getting used to all the different features. I use to have a Pioneer FH-P800BT HU and I never had a problem with the volume being so drastically different. Any help or suggestions? Thanks in advance.

djeazie
08-14-2008, 09:06 AM
I think there is an adjustment to match the volume levels. But mine was spot on right out of the box.

helotaxi
08-14-2008, 09:52 AM
Check the level of the stuff on your iPod as well. You may have a low recording level on your mp3s.

jush
08-14-2008, 01:06 PM
I was looking for something that could match the volumes, but couldn't find anything. My Pioneer HU has a SLA adjustment, but I don't think the Kenwood has one. I will also check my ipod to see the recording levels. Any more suggestions? Thanks.

blazeplacid
08-14-2008, 04:07 PM
yeah it has it on there,you have to go to the set up menu i belive

ive seen it on there numerous times

jush
08-14-2008, 05:15 PM
yeah it has it on there,you have to go to the set up menu i belive

ive seen it on there numerous times

I tried looking for that adjustment level in the setup menu. Even the installer and someone who knows alot about Kenwood products said there was no sound adjustment level for the DDX812. Would you mind explaining how to get to the sound adjustment level? Has anyone experience this problem with the sound levels between the iPod and the tuner also? Do you guys think I have a defective HU? Thanks.

blazeplacid
08-14-2008, 05:17 PM
bah!

ill look when im at home

blazeplacid
08-14-2008, 05:18 PM
i have a dnx8120, i dont think there are any differances except for the nav

I have no problem with the tuner to ipod volume control

rod_b
08-14-2008, 05:36 PM
In the "Audio Control" menu, Page 2, Vol Offset control (2nd from the bottom). Page 92 in the manual (download it from kenwoodusa.com if you don't have it)

jush
08-14-2008, 05:58 PM
In the "Audio Control" menu, Page 2, Vol Offset control (2nd from the bottom). Page 92 in the manual (download it from kenwoodusa.com if you don't have it)

Thanks. I'll try it later today after work.

528hz
08-14-2008, 06:03 PM
Let us know how everything works for you, jush. Mine is getting installed tomorrow.

jush
08-14-2008, 07:33 PM
Let us know how everything works for you, jush. Mine is getting installed tomorrow.

I'll let you know. You'll love this HU!

duece212
08-14-2008, 07:36 PM
I have to use the volume offset on my DDX812 to drop everything down but the DVD....same issue I had with my 6019, DVD volume is way lower in output than other sources

jush
08-15-2008, 12:22 AM
Thanks guys it worked. I had to adjust the tuner to -9 and the volume was pretty much equal between the iPod and tuner.

rod_b
08-15-2008, 02:05 PM
I have to use the volume offset on my DDX812 to drop everything down but the DVD....same issue I had with my 6019, DVD volume is way lower in output than other sources

Is this a Kenwood thing? I have a (now ancient) DDX7015 and the DVD is way lower than all other inputs. I thought maybe it was trying to process DD5.1 from the signal or something and that's why it was so soft but happens even on regular CDs. Meh, who knows. :confused:

duece212
08-15-2008, 02:09 PM
Is this a Kenwood thing? I have a (now ancient) DDX7015 and the DVD is way lower than all other inputs. I thought maybe it was trying to process DD5.1 from the signal or something and that's why it was so soft but happens even on regular CDs. Meh, who knows. :confused:

Don't know man, my 812 isn't as bad as my 6019 was.....but still noticeable. It could be some sort of processing that I will never figure out...I just adjust the volume offsets to account for it.