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Old 05-14-08, 07:50 AM   #1
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Hi Guys/Gals,

I have this system: SONY DAV-DZ830W

And its a good system for my use but i want to know if there is a way of unlocking certain things on it.

The main one being the sound volume. its max is 35 but there must be a way of making this go higher...right? the reason i ask i because yes its a loud system but i want to make it louder if possible.

If you have anything for me please post.

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Old 03-12-09, 05:03 AM   #2
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Does anyone know how to unlock one of these at all? there must be a number or something i can put in to make a go louder.

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umm, isnt volume regulated by actual physical components? it may have numbers on the screen, but those are just relative. your actual sound amplification is probably controlled by an internal potentiometer. so if you wanted it louder, youd need to replace it by a potentiometer that allows for higher amps to the speaker. i dont think you want to do that. it's a PITA and would void your warranty.

you need to get a sound system if you want it really loud.

reminds me of the Spinal Tap amplifiers that go to 11
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I don't believe it works that way. You're stuck with it the way it is.

For example, my RCA STAV-3970 lists the db output, and it's range (volume) is from -94 all the way up to "0". It can only output 100watts per channel. It is only capable of going just so loud, have so much volume- then it can't go any higher.

The same will be for any amp/receiver. You're pretty much at your limit, I don't believe there's anyway to "unlock" anything... as the manufacturer would have had to have locked something first to begin with. And they usually don't work like that, to my knowledge. Though I could very well be wrong.
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umm, isnt volume regulated by actual physical components? it may have numbers on the screen, but those are just relative. your actual sound amplification is probably controlled by an internal potentiometer. so if you wanted it louder, youd need to replace it by a potentiometer that allows for higher amps to the speaker. i dont think you want to do that. it's a PITA and would void your warranty.

you need to get a sound system if you want it really loud.

reminds me of the Spinal Tap amplifiers that go to 11
+1. lol

That's essentially what I was trying to say.
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Old 03-12-09, 11:04 AM   #6
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also, they dont usually put speakers that are beyond spec into those. so if you do somehow manage to increase the volume, you run the serious risk of blowing the speakers.
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Dont get me wrong its a good system but i can happily sit there and watch a film at max volume...yes its loud and my neighbours probably hate me but i just want that little bit more from it you know.

Oddly its louder if i watch a film via the cd player (amp), but through my ps3 with optical its seems a tad quieter and through the 360 its considerably lower. i dont understand why though?

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Dont get me wrong its a good system but i can happily sit there and watch a film at max volume...yes its loud and my neighbours probably hate me but i just want that little bit more from it you know.

Oddly its louder if i watch a film via the cd player (amp), but through my ps3 with optical its seems a tad quieter and through the 360 its considerably lower. i dont understand why though?

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Probably just the audio being output through those devices.

If you want louder, the easiest option is to just get a more powerful unit.
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I would rather not loose the speakers if i can help it. their very sleek looking and match my tv. any amp you can recommend that would work with them?
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I would rather not loose the speakers if i can help it. their very sleek looking and match my tv. any amp you can recommend that would work with them?
Well, I've honestly yet to actually look up your specific system. Are the speakers detachable? If so, then odds are you can use them on whatever amp you choose. The kicker is that your speakers are rated to handle only so many watts, and such a db level within a certain frequency range. You get an amp that outputs outside of those requirements, and you run the risk of blowing your speakers (the most common), and potentially even damaging the amp (less common IMO).

I can do a bit more research once I get home, and maybe even make some recommendations for you then.
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I don't believe it works that way. You're stuck with it the way it is.

For example, my RCA STAV-3970 lists the db output, and it's range (volume) is from -94 all the way up to "0". It can only output 100watts per channel. It is only capable of going just so loud, have so much volume- then it can't go any higher.

The same will be for any amp/receiver. You're pretty much at your limit, I don't believe there's anyway to "unlock" anything... as the manufacturer would have had to have locked something first to begin with. And they usually don't work like that, to my knowledge. Though I could very well be wrong.
All the number means is the amplification/attenuation (attenuation if negative) of the source sound. -94 is the quietest because it is attenuated by 94 dB. 0 is no attenuation or amplification. So it will be however loud the source is. Mine will actually go up into the positives up to +20 dB.

I highly doubt there is a "code" you can put in to unlock greater ranges and it is determined by the actual components in the amp. The amp will be rated to a certain wattage, and it can't go over that or you'll fry stuff.

If it's not loud enough for you, you can either buy a new amp and use your existing speakers (see what the wattage rating is on them first, so you don't blow them with the new amp). I kinda suspect that they designed the whole system to work together so the speakers are most likely matched to the amp (ie if it can output 80W/channel then each speaker is probably rated at 80W). So getting a better amp won't do anything but blow your speakers.
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Yep, all speakers are detachable. the sub is not powered though, it works the same as all the other speakers.

Any recommendations you can give me would be great!

I think i might just have to stick with what i have. dont really want to blow the speakers :-(
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