Audio levels on the 2nd Generation


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Audio levels on the 2nd Generation

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Greetings Gents, IS it me or is it common? The audio levels on the 2nd generation Wings don't seem to be as loud as the 1500. Or maybe the 1st generation. This is for the CB and the stereo. The NAVI voice seems to be loud. Your thoughts?


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I haven't noticed low volume issue with the radio or nav. I just can't seem to get enough volume out of the CB. This may sound silly, but you haven't accidently pushed the "mute" button have you?
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Sound levels are individually controllable, electronically. You need to be using a specific sound device, and adjust the volumes for that device only. I think that is how it works. Your owners manual explains it in detail. At least it does for my model.

Sorry, I meant the to add that you should check the AVC (Automatic Volume Control) also. If it is set to "Low" it could affect your volumes.
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yeah, I checked all of that. The AVC, mute button not pushed in. etc. Sometimes I like to jam and when the volume control is at 30 still seems a bit muted. Mostly at speed. Do you think it maybe the headests? I have J and M.
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I do not have any J&M headsets. When I am alone on the bike and do not have anyone to communicate with, I have an adapter for earbuds and I listen with a really good set of earbuds from Klipsch. I dunno, I get all the volume anyone could want, and more from mine. But you do have a different stereo than I do.
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I have J&M headsets in both mine and my wife's helmet. No volume issues. Only what I consider excessive wind noise (compared to my GL1500) from the rear set.


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