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Old 08-22-2017, 07:22 AM
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When I bought my boat it had a Wetsounds Bluetooth Volume Controller attached to a Wetsounds amp. This is the one that looks like a little rotary knob. I could never get it to be loud enough when running no matter what the amp and phone were set at so I disconnected it one day and ran my phone directly to the amp with a phono to RCA cord and the volume was almost twice as loud. I've been running that ever since.

I'd like to go back to a Bluetooth solution but need something that doesn't lower the volume like the Wetsounds controller did.

Any suggestions?
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Same issue with BT-100 from Fusion, would like to see the answer here.
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This is the problem with BT. A wired/ hard connection is always going to be the best way to go for maximum performance and is my suggestion when ever practical.
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
This is the problem with BT. A wired/ hard connection is always going to be the best way to go for maximum performance and is my suggestion when ever practical.
Do you have any suggestions for a wire input setup that doesn't pop and make noise every time you move the phone? The stuff I cobbled together is a noise nightmare unless I don't touch it.
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Do you have any suggestions for a wire input setup that doesn't pop and make noise every time you move the phone? The stuff I cobbled together is a noise nightmare unless I don't touch it.
So, I hope I don't get dinged for this but its answering your question. We sell a BT4.0 unit that has a 2volt line driver built in. It actually acts like a small headunit. It has one power wire and can turn on your amp. Comes with everything you need including RCAS.
These units are completely water proof and control vol and track.
Also, bt 4.0 and new bt codecs for much wider bandwidth. 75.00 minus THT disc.
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Originally Posted by Dockholiday74 View Post
So, I hope I don't get dinged for this but its answering your question. We sell a BT4.0 unit that has a 2volt line driver built in. It actually acts like a small headunit. It has one power wire and can turn on your amp. Comes with everything you need including RCAS.
These units are completely water proof and control vol and track.
Also, bt 4.0 and new bt codecs for much wider bandwidth. 75.00 minus THT disc.
Just looked at your thread about it. Cool.
How much will it attenuate the sound level?
And, what diameter hole does it require?
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Originally Posted by Marshfly View Post
Do you have any suggestions for a wire input setup that doesn't pop and make noise every time you move the phone? The stuff I cobbled together is a noise nightmare unless I don't touch it.


I don't have any problem with mine. I do know that using cheap cables isn't going to provide great results. Are you going into the 3.5mm jack or into the micro USB? can you tell who is an Android guy!?
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
I don't have any problem with mine. I do know that using cheap cables isn't going to provide great results. Are you going into the 3.5mm jack or into the micro USB? can you tell who is an Android guy!?

iPhone going into the 3.5 jack. I used cables I had laying around to see if I could solve the volume problem before spending real money on new cables. If the guy above can tell me that his controller/amp doesn't attenuate much or any I will definitely try it for $70.
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Originally Posted by Marshfly View Post
Just looked at your thread about it. Cool.
How much will it attenuate the sound level?
And, what diameter hole does it require?
1 7/8 hole
0 attenuation. Your phone is about 1/2 volt output to amp this unit is 2volts out. The new one is flat now so no knob.
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Just ordered one of Dockholiday's BT controllers. Will report back when I hook it up.

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