Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 18:36:54 -0600
Subject: Re: Saab 2004 9-3 Infotainment System

On 2/27/2005 3:03 PM, th wrote: > MarkH wrote: > >> I've got the Saab Infotainment System on my 2004 Saab 9-3 which I'm >> very impressed with except the "Speed Dependent Volume Compensation" >> doesn't work. >> I have returned it to the local Saab dealer who claims they test drove >> the car and couldn't find a problem. They reckon it works, but neither >> myself or anyone else who has been in my car could hear any difference!! >> > What do you mean with difference? Is the sound volume constant or do you > not hear any volume increase? The latter is basically what you should > expect, when increasing the speed you should not experience any > _relative_ increase vs. the setting at low speed, i.e. the relation > between the audio system sound and the car noise should be the same. To > really get the feeling you must of course drive on the same type and > quality of asfalt as the audio system cannot compensate for road noise. > Actually I feel that varying road noise due to road quality is more of a > nuisance than if it varies due to the speed. An improvement here would > be nice, maybe by introducing the same kind of systems that are > available for propeller aircraft, an active noise reduction system. > Do you hear less sound? Or does the sound stay the same? Be aware you can set the sound dependent volume to 3 sensitivity settings...

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