Volume Regulator

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I got one of those TV Volume Regulators and decided to try it on my scanner. Where I'm at the Dispatchers are much louder than the mobile radios.

My scanner is a Pro-95 with the earphone mod. I connected my scanner to the Volume Regulator input. The regulator output went to a Naval HTS-3 amplified speaker. With the regulator set on bypass the output is real loud. When I turn on the Volume Regulator the audio goes down to a whisper. Turning the scanner volume all the way up increases the volume just a little. With the amplified speaker turned off I hear nothing.

To simplify things, on a scale of 1 to 10. The Scanner volume is set at 2, with the Volume Regulator turned off the amplified speaker output is a 10. When I turn on the Volume Regulator the speaker output drops to a 1. Turning the scanner volume all the way up produces a 2 out of the amplified speaker.

The TV Volume Regulator does seem to work, Dispatch and Mobiles sound the same but the loss of audio isn't worth it to me.
 

flyingwolf

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Bassically all that little device is is a AGC, it bumps up the low sound,s brings down the high sounds, but it depends upon constant sound, and as it also depends upon a MUCH more powerfull input it simply wont work.
 

DPD1

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Try getting a compressor/limiter for use with music instruments. They have pretty affordable units and you can control the audio in/out levels, amount of compression, and so on.

Dave
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