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    Battery cuts out at loud volumes

    Hi. Is there an issue with SB Radios cutting out at loud volumes on battery.

    I've got 4 radios 4 batteries and they all shut down on heavy bass where volume is circa 85-90%. I've mixed and matched the batteries. One battery is a proper Logitech and the others are eBay jobs. All do the same shut down.

    Anyone can help with this please?

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    Battery cuts out at loud volumes

    > Anyone can help with this please?
    I don't think there's any fix. I've seen this too: the battery simply
    can't deliver the power needed to play bass heavy tracks at this volume.
    The only fix is to lower the volume :-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Anyone can help with this please?
    I don't think there's any fix. I've seen this too: the battery simply
    can't deliver the power needed to play bass heavy tracks at this volume.
    The only fix is to lower the volume :-).

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    Thank you. I just don't recall it happening years ago. Where's the weak link, battery, radio, connection?

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    Ironically, given the DSP profile on the radio, it's actually delivering maximum bass output from around fifty percent volume upwards anyway. You might have luck with some aftermarket higher capacity batteries?


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    Quote Originally Posted by drmatt View Post
    Ironically, given the DSP profile on the radio, it's actually delivering maximum bass output from around fifty percent volume upwards anyway. You might have luck with some aftermarket higher capacity batteries?


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    Strange thing is I upgraded LMs to 7.9.2 as I was on a super old version as I had issues with scanning the library on a new(ish) version a year or so back so downgraded. Anyway the batteries are solid with 7.9.2 even though the SB Radios were already on the latest firmware.

    I even dropped one of the batteries down to its last legs and at 95 volume it was working fine on all tracks where previously it died on full charge at 85.

    Any thought on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05mattjax View Post
    Any thought on this?
    Replaygain difference? Clipping causes the radio to crash the DSP? That's a bit of an odd observation for sure.


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