Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 10:29:44 -0400
From: "C. Grabow" <grabowcnopsamk.net>
Subject: Re: 9-3SE auto volume control


In article <gzFZ2.88$jH5.12066nopsam.cwix.com> , "Manic" <Mmmanicnopsamail.com> wrote: manic: thanks. on the 99 9-3's and 9-5's, the auto vol control is based on ambient noise picked up by a mic in the headliner, and not controlled simply by the car's speed. what i wanna know is: how perceivable is the stereo volume change as one merges onto highways or gets passed by a truck? kal: i don't think the feature is a useless gadget..its description may make it sound annoying but i think what saab wants it to do is simply maintain a constant level relative to the ambient noise experienced by the driver. but i can't even tell if the damn feature's doin its job or not! > On the 98 900SE, the speed sensing volume seems to work properly. At > increments of 40mph, 60mph and maybe 80mph, the volume is increased > automatically. > > Ultimately, increases in volume are based on speed only. It is not like the > Alpine unit that "listens" for ambient noise and compensates. > > I know the 9-3 and 900 have different radios. On the 900, you need the > loudness to be "on" and set to "SPEED"?

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