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Frustrated sound won't lower

I bought this CD player for work. When I turn it on, it automatically goes to level 17. Obviously, that's way too loud for work. How can I get the level to stay where I shut it off at?

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    When the unit is placed on standby, on powering on the volume rises to 17

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Radio returns to volume 17 when unit is turned on from standby



    this is to loud in my office

  • Les55 Feb 24, 2008

    My unit is the HM3817DT made by Durabrand. Again, when you first power on the volume starts at level 17. This is too loud for my office environment. I guess I can either try setting the input to AUX or always leaving it on (via the remote there is a mute function) or returning it.

  • Valrico Vixe Apr 22, 2008

    Nice little system. I bought it for my bedroom to have something easy to reach and work with after surgery. The volume is defiantely a problem, especially if I want to turn the radio on a bit late at night. Wakes the whole house. It really should be like any other system that I have ever owned; whatever the last setting was, that is what it should start at when powered back up. Leaving it on 'aux' seems to work for now, but this is a flaw that should be rectified by the manufacturer. Thanks for the info.

  • bandnerd Apr 29, 2008

    Please tell me that there is a better solution to this problem than getting a refund, putting the speakers face down or using the aux button. With technology today there has to be SOMETHING!

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    high sound when item is turned on

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    When you turn it on, the sound comes on full blast and sometimes comes on very loud by itself.

  • farrarmd Aug 22, 2008

    I just got this system this week and I am very frustrated that the volume reverts back to 17!!! if you have to turn it off. That is too loud for any standard environment! I have been using the remote to turn on and then hitting mute really quick and switching it to CD. While the cd loads, i can lower the volume.

  • thedutchesso Mar 16, 2009

    Same situation!!!

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If you're only going to listen to the radio or cd, turn it off by changing the function to "aux." DON'T HIT THE POWER BUTTON. As long as you're not using an auxilliary source for sound, "aux" will be silent and the clock will show. When you're ready to resume listening to the radio or cd, change the function back. As long as you don't hit the power button, the volume level will remain at the level that you last set. This solution is, of course, limited to not using the "aux" function. I have not tested the alarm feature using the "aux" function, but it might be worth testing. My stereo is in the bathroom and therefore, I don't need the alarm feature.

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I took my speakers and put them face dowm on the carpet under my dresser. it seems to bring the noise down to just the right leval. this is just a temp fix but seems to worlk

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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..

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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