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Sound setting Every time we turn on our stereo we have to turn it down to a lower volume. We turn it down to about an 8. When it is shut off and then turned back on the volume is back up to around 18. How do we get the volume to stay at a lower level?

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I have no sound.

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Re: Sound setting

There are several complaints in FIXYA and they are all about this same fault conndition....the volume is too high when turned on...

Because of the high number of complaints about this same fault I would suggest that its a manufacturer fault.

So the manufacturer should be contacted about it to ask for your money back..

Cheers From YUBEUT..

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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What ohm and watt speakers can I use with a craig CM402 cd am fm player? It came without them

Speaker requirements are likely to be 8 ohm, most modern hi-fi speakers are. A few low-fi systems have used special high impedance speakers and the old hi-fi standard for valve amplifiers was 15 ohm and 3 ohm or lower has been used in televisions a lot.

4 ohm speakers are commonly used where a higher power output is desired at the cost of some quality of sound reproduction but depending on how the sound is listened to can soon overload some amplifiers primarily designed for 8 ohm as it will try and deliver more power into the lower impedance speakers and perhaps exceed the rating.

8 ohms is a safer choice. The lower the wattage rating of the speakers the more efficiently they tend to be able to reproduce sound at low volume levels so for background music in a small domestic environment the average power requirement will be in the order of half a watt so even with a high powered amplifier the volume would rarely be turned up above 1 - 2 on the typical scale of 10 and ten watt speakers would be more than adequate. It is unfortunate that it is almost impossible to obtain quality speakers rated at such an unfashionably low power rating.

With the stiffer cones of a higher power rated speakers the volume has to be turned higher before the speakers become efficient and listening at low levels can be difficult. In a domestic environment a 50 watt rating is perhaps the best compromise as if there are neighbours to consider a ten watt average power output will be sufficient even if the amplifier is capable of higher powers. Just don't turn the volume up more than necessary.

The greater the power rating the more power will be required for efficient reproduction. For electrical and mechanical safety of the speakers the rating should exceed the maximum output of the amplifier but listening at low levels with quality of sound can become virtually impossible.

It is all a matter of taste and environment.

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Usually if something is shutting down as the volume is turned up, it is caused by a bad speaker. Try disconnecting one speaker at a time, and see if you can turn up the remaining speakers until you find the one that is causing the problem.

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  • Use the actual stereo to set the clock, not the remote.
  1. Turn off the stereo.
  2. Press "clock/timer" for at least 2 seconds.
  3. Press "memory" to make the hours blink.
  4. Turn the volume knob to adjust the hours.
  5. Press "memory" to make the minutes blink.
  6. Turn the volume knob to adjust the minutes.
  7. Press memory.
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I sent a note to the manufacturer. Communication attached below.

Dear Customer,
We thank you for your interest in GPX and our products. We apologize, but the volume level on the unit is a factory setting that we are not able to override or alter.
Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Best Regards,
GPX Consumer Service

>>> "Chris" 12/27/2008 2:02 ">> 12/27/2008 2:02 >> PM >>>

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There are several complaints in FIXYA and they are all about this same fault condition....the volume is too high when turned on...

Because of the high number of complaints about this same fault I would suggest that its a manufacturer fault.

So the manufacturer should be contacted about it to ask for your money back..

Cheers From YUBEUT..

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hi there are 2 options for this: 1) if its a anlog knob then the AMP inside is gone bad... 2) if its a digital knob then it is preesed constantly and there for raising the volume level try disassemble the system and making the spring knob more efective good luck

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