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What option do you use with your AVC (Auto Volume Control)?

  • Off

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • AVC On LOW - Rockford Fosgate Amp

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • AVC On MEDIUM - Rockford Fosgate Amp

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • AVC On HIGH - Rockford Fosgate Amp

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • AVC On LOW - Other Amplifier

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • AVC On MEDIUM - Other Amplifier

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • AVC On HIGH - Other Amplifier

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12
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I know some of you said you do not use Auto Control with your AMPS, however some of you say you do...

Thought I'd do a poll and just see what we're all doing.

If you want to "justify" your position...all the better.

Wally
 

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I voted low, but normally its off. I tried medium and high once, and won't be doing that anymore, I feel its too much. Its pretty easy to spread the left thumb out to pump the volume rocker up/down.

Doc.
 

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That's why I did this poll...I think it's crazy that so many of us get so many different sounds...and yeah, I know it may depend on radio, iPod or XM radio...but still kinda crazy.
 

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I use the AVC on low with my RF amp. I don't experience any distortion with my iPhone streaming Pandora Radio (90% of the time, my choice of audio).
I like not having to turn it down so much when I come to lights. Only 2-3 notches with it on compared to 6-8 with it off.
 

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I don't use an RF amplifier (have a Hawg Wired) but I did quite a bit of experimentation with it. So far as I can tell, all the Auto Volume Control does is automatically control the volume for you.

I know, sounds stupid, right? But basically it just turns the volume up for you at speed. I made my gain adjustments with my master volume set at 23 (~75%) with the auto volume off and the sound settings flat as per the directions provided by HW. I used their Remote Link unit so I was able to see by way of an LED indicator exactly when the amp started clipping due to the gain being set too high.

When riding with the Auto Volume off, the indicator would begin to flicker when I turned it up to 24. When riding with the Auto Volume set to low, the indicator would begin to flicker at 16 if I was riding at a high rate of speed. Switching between low and off at a constant speed of about 60mph also revealed that 16 on "low" sounded just as loud and clear as 24 on "off". It seems to me the Auto Volume on low just gradually turns up your volume about 8 notches or so as you get up to speed. I would venture a guess that those who hear distortion with the Auto Volume active are hearing distortion due to the voulme being set too high while the bike is at a stop.

So my vote... AVC set to low, with an "other" amp, with the volume set about 8 notches lower than it would be otherwise. I like the convenience of not having to turn down the stereo at red lights as I don't feel the need to make others listen to my music at a volume that caused my ears to ring for about a day after dialing in my settings!
 

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I think I figured out why I was so disappointed with the volume settings with the Rockford Fosgate Amp...

The RF Amp replaced my Biketronics DIGITAL AMP. That amp is a 300 watt amp and 100 watts RMS...the RF Amp is 300 watts, but only 75 watts RMS. I don't know if this makes a difference or not, but I assume it does.

Anyway, I'll be putting my Biketronics Amp and the Biketronics Speakers up for sale soon...just wanna do a couple of rides with this setup before I sell (In case I want to go back to the Biketronics).
 

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I keep it off...was terribly distorted when I used it, no matter the setting.
Probably because you have the gain set too high (just a guess)
 
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