Want your music LOUDER, this trick works!

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  1. X-Men Fiend

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    Greetings fellow music-lovin' Hellions!
    I've long lamented how, even though my modern tunes sound great through my ipod via Bluetooth, when I play vintage music (think Black Sabbath and Led Zep) it always sounds too quiet. Well, today I learned a handy trick!
    Instead of connecting devices via Bluetooth or USB, take a pin connector (with jacks on both ends like headphone jacks, a single pin) and connect the device through the auxiliary input. When connected via USB, the sound is just like when I used the easy Bluetooth connection. My fidelity has always been fine, and modern music had sufficient volume, while vintage source material sounded sedate. But, when it's connected via the aux connection, then you can click the audio button, which takes you into the screen with balance/fader and equalizer, and the bottom choice allows adjustment of the aux input. When I cranked it up, in there, plus have the car's regular volume cranked, plus the device itself cranked up, the output is tremendous!
    I'm talking - rattling the driver's side mirror so much that a car next to you looks like three cars vibrating side by side!
    When I play modern music, it's deafening now! And, there is plenty of power to make even the old music I enjoy sound loud too! The downside, I cannot pause or skip tracks, using the controls on the UConnect screen or the steering wheel. Got kinda used to those handy interactions between the car and my ipod, but, the chance to hear my tunes WAY LOUDER makes it worth it, for me. Thought many of you fellow headbangers may want to utilize this handy 'fix' to the subdued output of their Hellcat's stereo!
     
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    Do you have a picture,, sounds confusing
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! I quit listening to older rock because of the issue. I will give this a try! Thanks:D
     
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    No pic's necessary, this is super easy, takes literally seconds, not minutes. Whenever you click radio or media, there will be a "audio" button visible to the lower right corner of your center screen. Whenever you click that, it allows you to adjust the tunes via equalizer and so on. Well, the bottom choice is "aux input adjustment" and when you click that it lets you add or decrease the volume. When you crank that, then, whenever you connect an ipod or other device through the aux input (in your armrest console media hub) it will BLAST, noticeably louder than anything else; Radio, USB, Bluetooth, Sirius, ALL sound quiet, by comparison!
     
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    Ok,, so this only applies when your using aux cable??
     
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    Gonna try this tomorrow. Thought the output was a little weak... Hope this helps!
     
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    Yes, haven't found any way to crank it really loud, except for via the aux-input in the center console, so it won't show what song/band is playing on the NAV screen, it just shows "aux" with no track info unfortunately.
     
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    Cool tip thanks BRUH
     
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    Wow, used the auxiliary cable this morning and that is a big difference. Thanks for the great tip!
     
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    You are welcome. After all these months, and a thousand-plus lame posts, I have finally accomplished my goal of making a positive contribution to this great forum. Yay!
    On another note, that means the amplifier DOES have the ability to make plenty of power to make loud and clear music. Which means, it's barely working, when it plays tunes from the non-auxiliary sources. Thus, somebody could access the amp, and probably turn up the gain control, and make it so that it's cranked, across the board. Then, it would likely clip or distort, when the aux input adjustment was turned up, but it wouldn't 'need' to be turned up anymore, as all the various music forms would be already cranked up louder. We shouldn't only be able to crank it, via that one 'trick', which means the amp is not turned up loud enough, overall; Once somebody gets their hands on the amplifier, I bet they can adjust it where all the music is much louder! But, in the meantime, at least we now have this 'hack' to let us hear stuff through that aux input at deafening levels, when we really need to!
     
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  11. solo7777

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    My guess is dodge doesn't want you blowing out your eardrums, so they purposely limited output of everything except the AUX port.:mad:
     
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    I wonder if the amp level actually has a volume adjustment screw/knob, or if it can only be adjusted in the radio software?
     
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    Most likely not. OEM won't even look like an amp you purchase
     
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    This does work... It does however sound crappy when turned up that loud... I wonder if a better aux will help... Under Bluetooth at max level everything sounds good but could be louder. When using the aux it starts to distort
     
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    I've got a Cherokee as a rental while my Kat is in the shop. I was severely disappointed to find that the radio has MUCH more volume than my car..... Seriously, 25 on the Jeep is like 38 in my car! WTH? Max in the jeep sounds crappy but damn the volume...
     

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