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Re: 396XT exteranl speaker volume issue

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  • Allen Bouta
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    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 25, 2009
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      --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@...> wrote:
      >
      > True, but the lapel speaker is not designed for audio levels most
      > speakers are, either. It's designed to be 'mounted' close to the ear.
      >
      > Certainly you can understand how Uniden would not want to be on the
      > receiving end of a 'Stella' type lawsuit, and I'm sure that's why the
      > audio at the jack is limited. After all, they could have provided the
      > same level as exists at the speaker. But, it would cost them dearly in
      > court.
      >
      > Joe M.
      >
      > Dewey wrote:
      > > While I agree with the "generalness" of the statement about the
      earphone
      > > jack not being meant to drive a speaker, there is what I would
      consider to
      > > be an exception. I've always liked, and still sometimes use the old
      RS
      > > "Lapel Speaker". I think you would agree Joe that while the lapel
      speaker
      > > is an external speaker by definition, the power needed to drive it
      shouldn't
      > > but much different than the power needed to drive the internal
      speaker.
      > > With the audio limiting design of today's scanner earphone jacks,
      the lapel
      > > speaker no longer gives the sometimes wanted boost at outdoor
      events.
      > > However, I do understand the lesser of the two evils... limit the
      power, or
      > > face a possible hearing damage lawsuit. Danger Will Robinson, don't
      drive
      > > with hot coffee in lap :)
      > >
      > > Dewey
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf
      > > Of MCH
      > > Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 17:45
      > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] 396XT exteranl speaker volume issue
      > >
      > > If it's a regular speaker (not amplified), then both should have had
      low
      > > audio. It's possible the 396T was modified. The earphone jack is not
      a
      > > speaker jack and was not designed to be used with a regular speaker.
      > >
      > > Joe M.
      > >
      > > Rick Short wrote:
      > >> Hello to the group:
      > >>
      > >> I had a plain 396 that worked fine with a RH-96 remote head.
      Upgraded to
      > > the XT, love it. Did the firmware update to the RH-96 remote head,
      no
      > > problem with update and XT hooked right up. My issue is the plain
      396 had
      > > loud volume through an external speakere plugged into the earphone
      jack up
      > > top. With the external speaker plugged into the XT jack, I can
      hardly tell
      > > any difference. On full volume the external speaker is not helping.
      I need
      > > this due to the mounting location of the radio away from my mobile
      console
      > > and using the remote head. Any ideas or suggestions.
      > >> Thanks in advance,
      > >>
      > >> Rick
      > >>
      > >>
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