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Radio Audio level as a Function of Speed

overma07

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Sep 18, 2018
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I am constantly adjusting the radio audio level as a function of speed. Does anyone else do this?

There should be a menu option to add an automatic audio level increase as speed increases. The feature should be variable to account for different cabin noise levels with different tires, ear sensitivities, etc.
 
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Eno Deb

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Aug 17, 2018
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Here's another thread where this was discussed:

Does music get louder when you drive?

According to the release notes they have added speed sensitive volume in a firmware update a while ago, but at least for me it doesn't work very well. Thank god you can adjust the volume with the left scroll wheel. I would go crazy if I had to use the screen every time.
 
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smatthew

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Jun 9, 2018
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I think they calibrated the speed sensitive volume against a super-quiet Model 3. Not a normal production model.

In between songs, couldn't the Tesla take interior sound level readings and use them to build a custom speed-sensitive volume curve?
 

sduck

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Nov 6, 2017
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Nashville TN
Supposedly they added speed sensitive volume back in January. However my experience has been that if it's there, it's not working right or at all - I can't detect any difference in volume when entering or exiting a highway - I still have to adjust the volume manually to compensate for the road noise.
 
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groovyd

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Oct 19, 2018
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i haven't seen any setting for it so if they are doing it by default it sure doesn't work very well... additionally it would be nice for it to support replay gain.
 

pcpro

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Oct 31, 2017
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It seems like the latest update (nav on autopilot) is where I first noticed volume change while driving. Doesn’t work quite right but it is better than having to deal with it. Sometimes it seems to get too quiet.
 

JGard

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Aug 21, 2013
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Acton, MA
Do you have that immersive audio or whatever it's called turn on? Maybe it's part of that. I have that enabled and I very much notice the audio levels increasing and decreasing
 

groovyd

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Oct 19, 2018
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Decatur, GA
It seems like the latest update (nav on autopilot) is where I first noticed volume change while driving. Doesn’t work quite right but it is better than having to deal with it. Sometimes it seems to get too quiet.

I have noticed over time it seems to gradually lower the volume to where I have to turn it up again. It also seems to reset the volume whenever the car sleeps, but randomly. sometimes i get in the car its full on, sometimes it is very low.

on the topic of audio does anyone have recommended sub pack for the trunk to boost the bump a little? eq on the bass just causes distortion where i want a little thump in the chest. is it easy to upgrade a sub?
 

sduck

Mr. Duck
Nov 6, 2017
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Try flattening out the EQ and turning up the volume - it's capable of of more than just "a little thump in the chest", depending on your source audio. Yes, turning up the EQ, especially that bottom fader, will add some distortion, and can even blow out speakers, but if you provide the amp with a clean signal it really works well.
 

groovyd

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Oct 19, 2018
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Decatur, GA
Try flattening out the EQ and turning up the volume - it's capable of of more than just "a little thump in the chest", depending on your source audio. Yes, turning up the EQ, especially that bottom fader, will add some distortion, and can even blow out speakers, but if you provide the amp with a clean signal it really works well.

Yeah it doesn't sound bad flat but it appears to need a +1.0 nudge in the midbass to give a flat response. but what i am talking about is the real lows, the 12" woofer punching sub-audibles. freqs under 40hz it doesn't seem to deliver. what is the configuration and sizes of all the oem drivers?
 

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