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Old 01-19-2009, 10:58 AM
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Default How do you uncap the volume limit on the sansa?

i have searched for this one but found nothing. This used to be the 2nd most popular mp3 player next to the iPod, and i still couldnt find anyone ask this question.

simply, is there any way to uncap the volume limit on my sansa. I need this because installed an external speaker to the sansa. beforehand, I hooked it up to a headphone jack, and put it in my two iPods that can crank out sound, and on full volume, the speaker sounded great with no distortion. when i soldered the wires to my sansa, the speaker worked, but the volume limit kept it from being anything but loud. So i installed rockbox which bumped up the sound a little more, but when i tried to adjust the eq settings, everything went distorted, even though it was not nearly as loud as it was when i had it on my iPod.

i have used mp3gain to boost the volume on my music files, and it works great, but even mp3gain has a cap, and you can only boost the tracks to 105db. what i need is like 150db mp3 files, but i havent found any program besides mp3gain that boosts multiple files to a higher volume limit.

so do you guys know of any programs that can boost my mp3 files, or even better, uncap my sansa's volume limit.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:51 AM
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Are you use High volume in the settings or can you run Rockbox?
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:24 PM
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If EQ distorts you're not doing it right.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:10 AM
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If you boost your mp3 beyond 100dB, you're not doing it right either. Distortion is almost guaranteed in thise case.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:06 PM
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If you boost your mp3 beyond 100dB, you're not doing it right either. Distortion is almost guaranteed in thise case.
well, i know the speaker can go that high because i first hooked it up to my ipods through a broken headphone jack, and cranked up the volume all the way, and the sound was loud with no distortion.

when i adjust the eq, i make sure to do them all evenly but still there is distortion. i dont do one more than all of them or anything like that.

everything i have tried did not work, and my only solutions are to either uncap the volume limit, or make my music louder which i have said before, already tried with the only program i could find that raised multiple tracks at one time, not just one at a time.

thanks for all the answers though, and btw, when i did have original firmware installed, i tried the high volume setting, and it did a little bit, but not enough.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:52 PM
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It doesn't matter how far your speakers can go. If you pump the music files too much (no matter if you use mp3gain or the eq), they will distort on any speaker.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:09 AM
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i made an external altoids tin speaker anyway with a computer speaker

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:17 PM
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I did some testing a while back with an o-scope. Using rockbox, with EQ flat at max volume there was a nice sine wave. Even moving the EQ up by one started causing clipping. Not sure why you'd want to go past that.

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