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Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:49 am

Alright, here's the question, I want to know why the maximum volume on vehicles are represented by different numbers.

For example, on the Honda Odyssey the Volume Max is 36, while on the Toyota 4Runner it is 63 before you hit the Volume Maximum.

Do these numbers represent something, or are they just on some arbitrary scale?

For your information, the Toyota 4Runner is a 2005 model and the Honda Odyssey is a 2004 model, both purchased in Canada and there have been no stereo upgrades.

It's not an overly important question, just something that has peaked my interest. Thanks for your input.
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:51 am



Quoting NeilYYZ (Thread starter):

For example, on the Honda Odyssey the Volume Max is 36, while on the Toyota 4Runner it is 63 before you hit the Volume Maximum.

My car doesnt show a number for the volume... I turn the knob and its gets louder or not Big grin

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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:53 am

I can't remember how high the scale is on my car, but I always just assumed it was an arbitrary number. Maybe it has something to do with the speakers you have? I have no idea.
 
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:03 am

I would also assume it's an arbitrary number. The Sony deck I have in my car goes by numbers. I actually don't know the limit because I never take it above 27 out of fear it will blow my speakers.
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:24 pm

I guess its a number between Max & Min.
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:12 pm



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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:40 pm

I guess it is just an arbitrary number. Seems stupid to me, why 63 and 37? If it were up to me it'd be up to 40, and 20 would be half as loud as 40 and so on... I'd also make it common to all cars. But it isn't up to me, and I guess it's not a big deal, just something that I've noticed.
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:44 pm

I don't even know how high my Golf's stereo (stock) goes, I think the highest I had it was around 22 or 23 and that's loud enough.

I would think that the use of numbers on stereo's is just more of a reference tool. For example, when in the city, I'll usually drive with the stereo at 8 or 9 and on the highway I'll drive with it at around 11-12.
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:00 pm



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 5):
This one goes to eleven.

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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:04 pm

My Fusion's volume control is displayed by half bars showing on the faceplate. Just audible is 1/2 a bar, then a full bar, then 1 and a half bars and so on. I find 5 bars to be loud enough for me....

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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:28 am

My Sony uses numbers. I usually leave it on 20-25 depending on the song, as my speakers start distorting at 30.
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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:43 am

For some reason... And I have no idea why... most of the Panasonic products I've run into (from plasmas to projectors to stereos) have a volume range of 0-63...

The only thing that comes to mind is that 100 in decimal notation is 64 in hexadecimal notation. A range of 0-63 is 64 steps. For some reason, it seems, Panasonic has decided that representing volumes using a hexadecimal range instead of a decimal range.

Now as far as my car goes, there are just little dots that fill the space between "minimum" "middle" and "maximum"

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RE: Question Regarding Car Volumes.

Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:11 am

My Dodge Caliber has range of 0-30. My Suzuki had a range from 0-30 too.

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