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Hi All,

I am about to get myself an Autocom unit. I'd use it for FRS/GMRS, listening to MP3's and occasional cell use. I might have a passenger on the back occasionally but this isn't a major consideration. I am a little confused at all the configuration options.

My question: I was pretty much ready to get the Active-Plus setup but seeing as I can get the SUPER-PRO AVI for less than $100 more should I look at that? My hearing is going downhill (too much Black Sabbath when young I think) and the unit seems to have the ability to adjust itself to compensate for background noise. Is this worth having? It also seems to have Bike power connection rather than battery, which I think is a good thing.

A general question: does the optional PTT (Push to talk) work with any of the FRS/GMRS radios or does it only work with specific radios?

Any thoughts?

..Tom
 

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I have the super pro avi. I really like the auto volume leveling feature, although it was kind of fidly to get setup. Now that its setup though I love it. Nothing worse than getting your ears blasted out around town, only to lose it all when traveling at highway speeds. I just kind of figured I"d only want to drop this kind of money once, so I wanted to get all the bells and whistles. It works very nice once its setup correctly. I also really like the autovox control, because you don't have to worry about tripping the vox circuit when you are not using it. The music fader is also nice if you listen to multiple inputs, and don't want to lose you hearing everytime they switch, or worse get distracted.

I want mine powered off the bike if I am going to use it for any period of time.

Also I don't know if they have any more closeout ones (have to solder 1 connection to get bluetooth ability) but they were $300 for the super pro avi then.
 

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Would the auto compensation for ambient noise be any benefit if you are using in-ear plugs/phones? I can see if being beneficial if you are using speakers mounted inside your helmet, where ambient noise would be more of a factor. If you have in-ear phones that limit ambient noise, wouldn't the auto compensation cause excessive volume levels at higher speeds?
 

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Hi Jim,

Of course I don't know the answer but if you had any sort of passive noise reduction would the increase in noise be proportional as well so the compensation would still work as well? Also, I think the amount of compensation can be adjusted.

I am going to ask my original question on ADVrider and see what comes up there.

..Tom

Would the auto compensation for ambient noise be any benefit if you are using in-ear plugs/phones? I can see if being beneficial if you are using speakers mounted inside your helmet, where ambient noise would be more of a factor. If you have in-ear phones that limit ambient noise, wouldn't the auto compensation cause excessive volume levels at higher speeds?
 

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I've found, with my Shure plugs, that there is little ambient noise difference between high and low speeds. Maybe a little more helmet whistling at higher speeds. But now I have a Madstad so that will be a non-issue for next year.

Hi Jim,

Of course I don't know the answer but if you had any sort of passive noise reduction would the increase in noise be proportional as well so the compensation would still work as well? Also, I think the amount of compensation can be adjusted.

I am going to ask my original question on ADVrider and see what comes up there.

..Tom
 
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