Onkyo RC-360 Volume Help

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  1. Jeff Schleyer

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    So I have an Onkyo RC360 setup with Energy RC-LCR Fronts, VS Surrounds and RC-10 rears.

    I have had this setup for a about 7 months now and love it. I calibrated everything with Audassay when I first bought and things were great.

    I have been away for a few weeks and haven't played games or movies on it for a while.

    This week I finally had time to watch TV, Movies and play some games and this is where I am second guessing myself

    It seems for movies, cable tv and games, I need to turn my receiver to volume 50 to get mid/high Volume and really crank it to 60 for very loud play. Noticed this while watching Oblivion last night

    I always thought I used to have the receiver on 35-40 and it was insanely loud (this is where I second guess myself since Ive been away for a long while). Could it be the movie I was watching had a softer sound track? My Reference Level is set to 0

    Is it normal to have my receiver at 50-60? Maybe it was always at that volume and I just don't remember.
     
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    Change it to relative(negative volume). -25 to- 15 is where I usually have it set.Sent from my LG-P769 using HTF mobile app
     
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    What would that do other than just change the volume scale? I mean is I use -25, I would crank the receiver to 25 and its the same as having it on 50 currently right?
     
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    Your AVR has two scales.

    Absolute and Relative.

    Absolute is the "old style volume scale"

    Relative is based on reference volume scale of 85db to 105db.

    Using "relative" the "- volume" is based on the 105db reference volume...sort of. It is a more accurate portrayal of volume than Absolute.
     

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