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VHF Spectra has low audio compared to others?

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powderchaser

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I have 3 VHF remote head spectra radios of which 1 of them is on level 15 but still not very loud. The shop checked it out and could not find an issue. My install is fine as well as when I swap radios the others are sharp and loud. This one benches ok but is 30% less in volume. I can not hear it very well especially if on the highway with any road noise. Any suggestions?
 

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I have 3 VHF remote head spectra radios of which 1 of them is on level 15 but still not very loud. The shop checked it out and could not find an issue. My install is fine as well as when I swap radios the others are sharp and loud. This one benches ok but is 30% less in volume. I can not hear it very well especially if on the highway with any road noise. Any suggestions?
Is this the same one you posted about here?

http://forums.radioreference.com/motorola-forum/225670-spectra-vhf-has-low-revieve-audio-even-volume-15-a.html

I think you probably have already received all the viable answers on that other thread. How much do you trust that shop?
 

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You never answered whether or not the "time bomb" capacitors have been replaced. That's a given for any Spectra and should be the first thing checked when you buy one.
 
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