AUII/III Premium Audio Volume - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-03, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
T5 Expert Operator
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 35
Posts: 6,542
AUII/III Premium Audio Volume

I've noticed in my car, that when i'm listening to a CD and then i switch to the radio FM i find that the volume is really really faint, but when i press the fm or AS button again the volume goes alot higher.

Another thing i found out is i can play a CD with a volume of say 6 and it's equivelant to listening to fm radio at volume 12, and just for the record the cassette player (yeah yeah call me old fashioned but i still got tapes of my fave music :s6: ) for the same listening volume as the CD is at 12.

Is that a common characteristic for everyone who has the premium sound on there AUII/III.

Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-03, 06:05 PM
Oxford Green AU
AUForte's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 1,281
Does the premium sound have a source level adjustment? Many of the aftermarket units allow you to +/- level on CD/Cass relative to the radio.

You could record the tapes again at a higher signal level, presuming it's low. That would bring your Cass/CD levels more on par with each other

Dual Fuel 10/98 AU1 Forte
AUForte is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-03, 07:34 PM
AU3 Falcon XR8 Ute (auto)
Steve_T's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NT, Australia
Posts: 357
I just have the mid-series sound system but I find the CD does output higher than the radio like you say (probably not by quite as many volume numbers as you mention though). I haven't tried pressing FM or AS a second time, I'll try it later and if it makes a difference like yours does I'll let you know.
Steve_T is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-03, 08:50 PM
Nacho Nacho Man!
Venom XR's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vic
Age: 42
Posts: 3,514
Radio signals often seem to be transmitted with low levels to ensure the quality of the signal when received and converted. The levels on your average CD/tape depend on the levels used in the mastering process of that recording - I've watched the mastering process in action myself (very interesting!) You used to be able to modify the recording levels on some old tape recorders - most stereos now automate them to avoid too much 'red-lining' (causes noise/distortion.) Bit like a car engine actually - red lining is bad if it happens to much. You'll find some of your own CDs have differing levels resulting in variations in actual volume at the same level on your stereo.

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for a life. - Andrew Brown
Venom XR is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-03, 12:07 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 65
Posts: 125
It's a common problem with AUII/AUIII premium sounds systems. When i brought my AUII the radio & CD volume were equal. Then the stupid stacker jammed & ford gave me a AUIII deck now i have the same low volume problem. Though i have never tried pressing the FM button again. Just make sure that your aerial is plugged in securely. I can't be bothered asking ford to replace it again.


Who said white is poxy!!!!!!!!
Proud owner of a 2000 AUII Falcon S ESP
AU2FalconS is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-03, 06:45 AM
Can't get enough of it!
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 382
Re: AUII/III Premium Audio Volume

Originally posted by XR_Strider_GuY
I've noticed in my car, that when i'm listening to a CD and then i switch to the radio FM i find that the volume is really really faint, but when i press the fm or AS button again the volume goes alot higher.
I have the same problem, so it's not just you. Like you, I just live with it. Not worth bothering about, IMO.


BA XR6T, Mercury Silver, Manual, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Premium Brakes, Sports Steering wheel, Leather, Mats, Tint, Mud Spats, Boot Liner and a dribble bib :-)
Lightning is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-03, 02:55 PM
At the 3FB Cheese Wheel
Jamie XR6's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 46
Posts: 3,582
I wish I had that problem!

Maybe I'm getting old but my wife has the music so loud that it's on the threshold of pain.

Nothing worse than turning off the CD and getting blown away with the radio instead.

I now automatically turn the volume down before I even start the car!

My wife's brother works with the guy who bought our old AUI S pack. He recently sold it as he was sick of the crackle in the speakers.

If he had heard how loud it used to get played he'd have realised that the speakers were shot.

My Car's Website: Click Here
Sept 03 BA XR6 Turbo, Silhouette, T5, APS Unichip, BPT short shifter & Momo bits, FPV pedals, Custom Leather, 18" Wheels, PBR sports calipers, Window Tint, Typhoon CAI, Side stripes.
Jamie XR6 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Audio And Security
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Premium Audio display and Sat Nav? Gary Australian Falcons 19 03-10-04 05:40 AM
BA Falcon Interior Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 5 09-16-03 07:12 PM
Premium Audio Supply Problems? Luke Plaizier Australian Falcons 5 04-21-03 02:20 AM
EL Premium Audio Speakers ARM79 Audio And Security 5 02-11-03 09:25 PM
2003 LS is First Lincoln To Offer THX-Certified Stereo Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 07-29-02 12:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome