Recent Comments

Overdrive Extra

Max Heine

30-second video tip: Get more sound out of your phone speakers

| May 27, 2014
volume knobs

An image from “This Is Spinal Tap” shows the amp with knobs calibrated up to 11. “Up to eleven” has become in idiom in popular culture for “anything being exploited to its utmost abilities, or apparently exceeding them,” says Wikipedia.

One great scene from the rock’n’roll mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” has dim-witted musician Nigel Tufnel showing off his amplifiers to another character.

Tufnel notes one amp with control knobs that peak at 11 instead of the usual 10. Believing the amp is superior to others, he explains, “It’s one louder.”

Well, this little trick won’t get you to 11. Or even 10. Still, it’s handy if you’re looking to hear music from your phone or mp3 player and lack the patch cord (or a blue tooth system or docking station) to run it through your truck’s system. 

Comment below if you’ve found other good ways to magnify the sound from those tiny speakers inside your truck.

 [youtube n-eJYQWGHag nolink]


Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Notice: Overdrive is transitioning to a new comment platform due to technical problems with the former commenting system. The new commenting system is now live. We are currently in the process of moving all of the comments from the old system into the new system. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.