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SlimJim7675
2006-11-30, 14:54
Hi to all.
Just bought a SB3 to stream music wirelessly around the house. I am really pleased with the installation but the am surpised the sound is so quiet. I really have to turn the amp up (12 O clock position ) to get a reasonable volume, especially compared to my old CD player . Just wondered if I overlooked something.

My setup is :
Windows XP SP2
Wireless network
Wireless SB3
Cambridge Audio A500 amp
Cambridge audio pacific interconnects
Eltax Monitor III speakers
Gale Electronics hyperlatz 250 speaker cable

Nothing else is connected to the amp.

Really appreciate any advice.

Cheers,

Jim

radish
2006-11-30, 15:25
Do you have the volume turned up on the SB3?

SlimJim7675
2006-11-30, 15:34
I have the volume tuned up to around 50 -60

stinkingpig
2006-11-30, 15:59
On 11/30/06, SlimJim7675
<SlimJim7675.2i3x4b1164926101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> I have the volume tuned up to around 50 -60
>

Try 100, it won't break anything.
--
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

Ben Sandee
2006-11-30, 16:27
On 11/30/06, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
>
> On 11/30/06, SlimJim7675
> <SlimJim7675.2i3x4b1164926101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have the volume tuned up to around 50 -60
> >
>
> Try 100, it won't break anything.


I agree. 100 is the equivalent of 'don't change the volume' I believe,
because that's what you need to use for DTS data as well.

Ben

SlimJim7675
2006-12-01, 00:53
Thanks for the feedback. I will increase the volume to 100. Glad for such a quick and easy fix - though it seems unusual to run somehting at its maximum level.

Cheers,

Jim

kdf
2006-12-01, 02:00
SlimJim7675 wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback. I will increase the volume to 100. Glad for
> such a quick and easy fix - though it seems unusual to run somehting at
> its maximum level.
>

in certain circles, yes. This is one of the indications that squeezebox
aims for the high end. The high volume is basically unaffected line
level (similar to what your cd puts out) and all lower levels represent
attentuation. Thus, no distortion from trying to amplify signals that
shouldn't be, or increase the level of noise on the input signal.

-kdf