Lower Intercom Volume

23 Jan 2017
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My flat has this old style intercom system with a very loud 'buzz' when someone presses the flat button outside the communal area.
Can I somehow lower the volume? I am pretty sure the buzz comes from the handset speaker, therefore would it be possible to add a volume controller to the yellow/green wire?



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That's a bell system 801 handset the newer ones are tone generated via the speaker , there should be a jumper inside the handset base for high or low .
You are correct, it's 801 however I cant seem to find the jumper for High/Low?

Can you please show me in the attached pictures?
also what is the thin metal tap type switch to left of where the 801 is written?



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Looks like you have an older version that does not have the jumper , it's normally to the left of the receiver switch ...
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Looks like you have an older version that does not have the jumper , it's normally to the left of the receiver switch ...

even their own brochure says that "The telephone has two levels for the ringing tone. A HI or LO position can be set within the telephone on installation or at future date." for all the three types of models..weird.

so what could I do about this nuisance buzz volume? would my plan (in original post) work?

OR.. I could just order a new 801PS model, but I would like to do some DIY and put a small toggle switch in myself if I could get some guidance :)
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