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RichC
03-20-1998, 04:57 PM
</i>I mentioned my question about speed-sensitive volume control to someone and they refered me to the <i><b>Speed-O-Sound</i></b> unit for the Miata:<p><CENTER><A HREF="http://www.performancebuyers.com/ProductGuide/VarAudio/VarAudio7014.jpg"><IMG SRC="http://www.performancebuyers.com/ProductGuide/VarAudio/VarAudio7014.jpg" ALT="Speed-o-sound" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=350 BORDER=0></A></CENTER><p><FONT COLOR=BLACK FACE="Serpentine,Arial,Helvetica,Swiss,Sans"><B><I>roadster</I></B><br>The Speed-o-Sound from LAV Int. automatically adjusts<br>the volume of your speakers when you come to a stop or<br>the volume knob when you stop at a red light</FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><p>So I called to get the specs and talked to Tommy who said <b>they they were just starting to get into Z3 parts!</b> They don't have any yet, but have just ordered some and have a Z3 to test them on. (interestingly enough, they had to choose between a 99 Miata and a Z3 - they chose to go after the Z3 market and, thus, bought a Z3) <p>They also said they had just ordered a bunch of chrome rings from Germany for the A/C controls on the Z3 and would post a message here when they get them. I also mentioned my "chrome wish list" which includes chrome roll bars!<p>PBC has been a wonderful source for Miata aftermarket parts. They have great prices and work well with other vendors to get new stuff out. When I owned my 95 Miata I bought a couple of things from them and they were always friendly, prompt and service oriented. <p>Tommy said he needed to rework the front of the web site to include the new market. They plan on selling <b>non-oem</b> parts, so there's no conflict with our friends at Quality. If they come out with 1/10 the number of parts that are available for the Miata, this could turn out to be a great source!<p><br><CENTER><A HREF="http://www.performancebuyers.com"><IMG SRC="http://www.performancebuyers.com/Resources/new_logo.jpg" ALT="Performance Buyers URL" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=350 BORDER=0></A></CENTER><p><p><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P>

Kevin Jundt
03-20-1998, 05:06 PM
Why would I want this when the factory head unit already has this function? It also increases the volume as the speed increases which I can't imagine this unit doing...<p><i>The Speed-o-Sound from LAV Int. automatically adjusts the volume of your speakers when you come to a stop or the volume knob when you stop at a red light</i>

RichC
03-20-1998, 05:17 PM
<i>: Why would I want this when the factory head unit already has this function? It also increases the volume as the speed increases which I can't imagine this unit doing...<br></i><p>Actually, it does. Regarding why one might want this, here's reprint from another thread further on down:<p></i><p>This is the actual spec from BMW:<br><b><br>BMW E-36/2-4 Harman Kardon Audio Systems. Velocity dependent frequency contouring circuitry is included in the amplifier<br>to allow modification of the low frequency equalization as a function of the vehicle's velocity. This is used to overcome<br>road/tire noise masking effects and is particularly effective in a convertible.</b><p>In other words, it's a bass boost. BMW refers to this as GAL, or Velocity Dependent Frequency Contouring Circuitry. Don't ask me<br>what the acronym is supposed to stand for...I don't have a clue. Hope this clears up the mystery. Of course we can now all wonder why<br>BMW's literature is so inaccurate.<br>Stan<br>'97 2.8, Silver/Black, 17", HK


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