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Subject: Re: New thoughts about the volume

Re: New thoughts about the volume

From: Rocker <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 19:23:15 -0600

I like this from the end user's perspective. Sometimes I have an audio book
that was encoded poorly thus I need to crank it up quite a bit. The same
works in reverse of course. It would be nice to have some way to quickly
increase and decrease the volume while preserving the master volume

----- Original Message -----
From: "André Scheffler" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 8:55 PM
Subject: New thoughts about the volume

> Hi,
> I know there have been several discussions about the volume in rockbox and
> that it's lower then the volume of the original firmware on some devices,
> i.e. iRiver H1x0.
> As often explained the reason for that is the Bass/Trebble setting which
> lowers the overall volume by up to 24dB (or was it 16dB?), so that no
> clipping occurs.
> But what has been overseen in this discussion is, that mostly the
> Bass/Trebble never reaches the 0dB-border, so you would only need to lower
> the overall volume by maybe 20 dB or even less.
> So what I would "recommend" is an adjustable "volume-limiter", so you
> could say "Limit the max. volume to: -4dB" or whatever you feel
> comfortable with and depending on the music you are listening to.
> So far,
> André
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2005-07-19

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