Is there a difference in how the Compact has been put together? I have an older model, maybe 2 years old and when I put it right next to a brand new unit, the volumes are dramitically different. If the gain on the OLD compact sits at 12 o'clock, to get a match sound from the NEW Compact, the gain needs to be set to nearly 3'o'clock.
I thought I had a faulty unit, Bose very kindly sent me a replacement, but the replacement is exactly the same. So either the OLD Bose is faulty (if being too loud is faulty?) or there's been some change in the way the gain control is configured.
I really appreciate Bose helping me when I thought I had a fault. I only had one other Compact to compare side by side with, and that one had been working fine. The NEW Compact also works perfectly, I just had to set the gain higher to get the same volume. I'll never need to run it with the gain at full whack anyway, ever, so it's not an issue.
And yes, I've checked the source, different signal cables, mono vs stereo, jacks, RCA, (both in and out), flicked the tone match switch a few times etc.