From: Hillside, NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2004
posted October 21, 2018 03:38 AM
I'm always skeptical about acquiring Elmo ST 800 machines and this is why. The sound is very low on mine. When you turn up the volume to 10; it's at 2 as if you're listening from a good working machine. I tried plugging and unplugging an external microphone to clean out the ports such as AUX and MIC but didn't help. Anyone have any suggestions or solve the problem? Thanks--John
-------------------- "the image is about 30 feet ahead of us."
I've seen this work on other machines too, but it's just written in the ST-800's DNA for some reason.
Interesting: exactly one week ago I got a nice Disney cartoon from Shorty and there I am upstairs at the Ocean Holiday with one of my ST-800s on the kitchen counter showing it on the refrigerator door. I thought "nice film! -but the sound is recorded really low." I had the gas pedal to the floor but it was just "OK". (-just like yours) I also noticed the hum performance was good: actually TOO good. I unplugged the machine, worked the recording switch. Replugged and the hum came right back to normal along with the sound.
(Note to Shorty: the cartoon is fine.)
-------------------- All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...