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Posted: 1/13/2006 10:47:14 PM EDT
I swear I am 100% serious about this and I have my wife and kids to verify this. When I have the radio on in my car, The faster I go, the LOUDER the radio goes... as I brake, the radio volume goes down.... WTF???
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:48:30 PM EDT
Surely, you can't be serious!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:48:41 PM EDT
you are not crazy, it has a stupid setup to make the radio seem to stay constant volume wise as road noise increases. it doesnt work well
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:49:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Surely, you can't be serious!



I am serious, and please dont call me shirley
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:49:41 PM EDT
I'm certain that somehow or other it involves spiders.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:49:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you are not crazy, it has a stupid setup to make the radio seem to stay constant volume wise as road noise increases. it doesnt work well


+1
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:50:13 PM EDT
Speed sensative radio? Kind of like a speed sensitive steering. What kind of car?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pointtarget:
Speed sensative radio? Kind of like a speed sensitive steering. What kind of car?



I'll bet it's a GM.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you are not crazy, it has a stupid setup to make the radio seem to stay constant volume wise as road noise increases. it doesnt work well



Wait a minute!!!

You mean this is MEANT to happen?? No friggin way!!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:28 PM EDT
He's crazy. I have no clue what he's talking about.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 10:57:40 PM EDT by CavVet]

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you are not crazy, it has a stupid setup to make the radio seem to stay constant volume wise as road noise increases. it doesnt work well


+1



+2


I noticed it on the Buick I rented Thanksgiving. I would hope as with most other electronice features you can turn it off by turning key on then off, flashing lights three times then tapping gas brake gas brake then starting over again.





ETA: I was close.


To get to SCV, press the TUNE/AUDIO knob repeatedly until SPEED VOL is displayed. Turn the TUNE/AUDIO knob to select MIN, MED, or MAX. Each higher choice allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. If you do not want to use SCV, select OFF.



Link
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:43 PM EDT
Lots of em do it now.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:48 PM EDT
yes it is supposed to happen, you should be able to disable that function. I find it incredibly annoying
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:51:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:

Originally Posted By pointtarget:
Speed sensative radio? Kind of like a speed sensitive steering. What kind of car?



I'll bet it's a GM.



Ill take that bet



I WIN!!!



Its a Ford Expedition.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:52:04 PM EDT
GM product? Standard speed sensitive radio that's been in use for nearly 10 yrs now.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:52:09 PM EDT
... alright, alright... to avoid getting smacked in the head by him... he's not crazy... the car radio really is strange like that...
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:53:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DFD:
He's crazy. I have no clue what he's talking about.



U2 sucks and Adam is a CRAPPY bass player!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:54:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By ORinTX:

Originally Posted By pointtarget:
Speed sensative radio? Kind of like a speed sensitive steering. What kind of car?



I'll bet it's a GM.



Ill take that bet



I WIN!!!



Its a Ford Expedition.



Darn.

I have had two GMs that do it. I can turn it off in my pickup, but I don't really mind it. I get enough road noise that I need the volume boosted a little when I get going.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:54:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DFD:
... alright, alright... to avoid getting smacked in the head by him... he's not crazy... the car radio really is strange like that...



you know, it is caused by playing your crappy boy band music
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:54:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you are not crazy, it has a stupid setup to make the radio seem to stay constant volume wise as road noise increases. it doesnt work well



Wait a minute!!!

You mean this is MEANT to happen?? No friggin way!!!



Yup. The Rockford Fosgate on my Xterra has the same setup. You can adjust it or turn it off from a menu setting.

Mine works *VERY* well.

SWEET!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:55:14 PM EDT
My firebirds radio has 10 speakers and lots of the sounds from different songs "dance" around to one or 2 specific speakers at a time. It's wierd.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:55:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By DFD:
He's crazy. I have no clue what he's talking about.



U2 sucks and Adam is a CRAPPY bass player!



Steve Harris is the worst bass player I have EVER heard and I HATE Iron Maiden!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:55:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 10:56:02 PM EDT by 2A373]
You know there are these things called "Owners Manual" that new cars come with.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:56:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
You know there are these things called "Owners Manual" that new cars come with.



HUH??
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:56:35 PM EDT
I had an S-10 that had that feature on the radio. There was a knob on the volume control to adjust it or turn it off.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:57:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
You know there are these things called "Owners Manual" that new cars come with.



HUH??



I know, its fucking crazy man but they stuff this stupid book in your glovebox. I used to think it was put there to get in the way of me looking for a spare fuse but it actually has some interesting and slightly useful information
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:00:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 11:01:25 PM EDT by brentwal]
Quit speeding and you should be fine.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:01:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
You know there are these things called "Owners Manual" that new cars come with.



HUH??



I know, its fucking crazy man but they stuff this stupid book in your glovebox. I used to think it was put there to get in the way of me looking for a spare fuse but it actually has some interesting and slightly useful information



Real men do not need an owners manual...

Dr. Frige is hereby allowed to keep his man card...
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:04:31 PM EDT
My corvette does it, but i cant seem to hear it anyway with the top down It is adjustable though if you dont want it to happen.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:06:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pv74:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
You know there are these things called "Owners Manual" that new cars come with.



HUH??



I know, its fucking crazy man but they stuff this stupid book in your glovebox. I used to think it was put there to get in the way of me looking for a spare fuse but it actually has some interesting and slightly useful information



Real men do not need an owners manual...

Dr. Frige is hereby allowed to keep his man card...



Whew!!!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:08:44 PM EDT
To bad it isn’t on the wife but just the opposite, the faster you go, the more she would shut up.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:02:08 AM EDT
The speed sensitive volume thing has worked fine in my cars (Audis). You don't even notice it. Rolling down the windows makes it adjust too.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:07:28 AM EDT
Its the Volume elves.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:08:14 AM EDT
Just replace the deck with a after market one.

My new Whirlpool range wont do this will it?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:10:51 AM EDT
It's not all that new. We have a 97 malibu that does it. You can turn it on and off too, or at least you can in my car. personally I like it cause ours does work pretty good. I like the volume to be almost muted when going slow and just hearable when going fast.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:11:18 AM EDT
That feature was standard equip. on my 1995 Mercedes SL500, so it's been around for a while. Works great, especially with the top down. It really lowers the volume when you roll up to a light or stop sign so that it's not blaring, but then jacks it up again at speed. Also has a built in ported, Sub Woofer but only 160 watts output.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:15:54 AM EDT

That has been available in Vettes for at least the last 8 or 9 years.

You maybe going crazy, but it's not from your radio
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:18:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

I swear I am 100% serious about this and I have my wife and kids to verify this. When I have the radio on in my car, The faster I go, the LOUDER the radio goes... as I brake, the radio volume goes down.... WTF???




Speed compensated volume - usually adjustable.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:28:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:38:22 AM EDT
Gf's shitbox alero does the same thing. I hate that fucking car
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:29:55 AM EDT
My Chevy S-10 had that in the factory radio. It's an outside noise volume control. I didn't particularly care for it because it never seemed to work all that well, but in theory it's a cool idea. Sometimes I'll come to a stop and the radio seems to be blaring.

Read the radio part of your owners manual.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:32:49 AM EDT
The Shaker 500 in my new Stang does it. It's adjustable, though. I've got it set just about right. I think it's pretty handy, and it works like a charm after I fiddled with it for a bit.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:45:01 AM EDT
1. RTFM

2. When you pull out of the driveway, make sure the volume button isn't set to one click below 'ear bleed' level. Then when your vehicle accelerates to highway speed, you won't ooze blood out of each side of your head.


Really. Turn your radio all the way down. Slowly turn it up until you can hear the music. That's loud enough. When the radio compensates for the expected increased noise from highway driving, it won't sound extrememly loud. Try it. Your hearing will like it. Trust me.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:50:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you are not crazy, it has a stupid setup to make the radio seem to stay constant volume wise as road noise increases. it doesnt work well


+1


same for my s10
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