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Speakers don't respond to volume control

It's loud and distorted unless on 0 or mute!

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Re: Speakers don't respond to volume control

Try cleaning out the boombox. If you're still having problems then they might be bad speakers. Try replacing the speakers. I think they might need desoldering.

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If you can believe what they say about the specs...

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Bear in mind the power spec is at >>>> 10% <<<< THD without any bandwidht specified. THAT's a lot of distortion stated in a meaningless fashion to convince you to part with the money.

If one looks at the power CONSUMPTION figure (43 watts), one can conclude that the audio power spec is totally fabricated. NO device puts out more power than it consumes.

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I am having problems with the volume knob. The

That is a dirty pot switch.. The volume adjusting pot gets dirty.. Two things to try..

1.) With the unit off - spinn the volume min to max many many times at a rapid pace.. This sometimes will displace the debris in the pot..

If that does not work --

2.) Get some "tuner cleaner" in a spray can.. At Radio Shack or a similar store.. Lay the radio on its back so the volume knob is facing up.. Pull the knob off carefully.. Use short controlled bursts of the spray.. A few sprays and spin the knob min to max several times and repeat..

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