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MILWcoastdiv

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Atlas sound equipped GP40's volume too low
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:39:14 PM »
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Yes, I had my hearing tested and it's fine!  Just got my new Atlas N GP40 with ESU and generally the sound is way too low and faint.  The horn is okay but there is hardly any prime mover sound. I did go into the volume CV and set it to it's max which is at it's default all ready.  If I lower it default which is 58- I think it -basically makes it silent.  I have seen on you tube someone else commenting on the low volume as well but no remedy mentioned.  Any thoughts or ideas?

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Mario

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's volume too low
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 02:49:58 PM »
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I have found that with ESU sound decoders, you need to set CV31 to 16 and CV32 to 0 first, before changing the prime mover and other sound volume CV's.


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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's volume too low
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 06:15:46 PM »
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Before you adjust the sound, measure how far your ears are from the locomotive and convert that to scale feet. Then listen to a similar locomotive from the same distance and don’t turn it up any higher that.

Most have the volume set way too high… especially in n-scale.

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's volume too low
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 09:22:58 AM »
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Before you adjust the sound, measure how far your ears are from the locomotive and convert that to scale feet. Then listen to a similar locomotive from the same distance and don’t turn it up any higher that.

Most have the volume set way too high… especially in n-scale.
Good point , specially if there is a few locomotives in operation or on the ready track .
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Louis