Have BCD396XT seems to me i have to run volume up high to have a comfortable listening level . I set it at 11 . Is this normal ? Is around 1 month old , This is inside house i use it . never been out in car . Thx. for any info .
I think you're ambushing yourself by trying to drive an unamplified speaker off of what is clearly designed to be a HEADPHONE jack.... NOT an external speaker jack. If you want to hook up an external speaker to a headphone jack, make it an amplified one for a couple more bucks and your issue will disappear.What do you think ??
***********I have a low profile earphone (like some officers wear). When I'm using my 396XT on the normal speaker, I have the volume near the mid-point. For the earpiece, I have to turn it up almost all the way.
I've used the same earphone on a Motorola MTS2000, and I can usually keep the volume at about the same place whether using it or a speaker microphone.
I'm guessing that the resistance on the output of commercial radios may be different from what is expected from a small radio or CD player.