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Subject: Re: iriver volume scale

Re: iriver volume scale

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 22:26:58 +0100

I did a survey here aaaaaages ago when I wrote Audio_3587.

The results of my survey can be found as an ansi art graph in a comment in
the source code.

Assuming those results as a known.
My solution was NOT what *I* would have chosen without the survey ...the
end result was to make the bottom 27 step 2dB and then 1dB
thereafter. Then I added a "volume displayed as dB" button - and that
removes the problem in it's entirity. Every amp I have seen in the last 5
years (alomst without exceptions) displays in dB - I wonder if they all had
the same problem?


PS. A little humour:
after owning my "home-theatre" amp for about 18months, I realised the
humour in the fact that my amp runs up to +12dB ..."Most people have amps
that go up to 10, ours goes up to 11" [spinal tap] ...mine goes up to 12

>Hi everyone,
>Great progress on the ihp port over the last few days --- particular
>thanks to Linus for fixing the annoying playback initialization bug that
>forced some of us to boot the original fw first!
>Anyway, my question is: is it just me or is Rockbox volume setting very
>non-linear? I have to use settings ~70% to listen at confortable levels
>even with earphones (Shure E2c). Levels ~80% are usual for the
>Senhheiser PX100s. Is this normal or are just my phones particularly
>inefficient (don't think so)? Wouldn't it be better to have the scale
>shifted so as to have a finer volume control?

Received on 2005-06-18

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