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Need Help calibrating...

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by MarcWi, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. MarcWi

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    I finally got a level meter (Theya re on sale at RS this week!) Anyway, Im using the ovation disc form best buy, and heres my dilema: Calibrating dolby, DTs, or the receiver (Pioneers VSX-D811s) all give me different settings. I don't know which to go by! Any advice here....


    Thanks...
     
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  3. MarcWi

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    Thank you and I had read that. However, using the method it recommends, I find the settings are different depending on which test I use. Which is the one to go by? In other words, if I calibrate to DTS, it is off for Dolby. If I calibrate to Dolby, the other is off. Lilewise for the systems own test tone genrator.
     
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    When you say off what do you mean by off. I use the Sound & Vision one and for DD my receiver volume is set at -27 and DTS -32. All speakers settings end up being the same for both DD/DTS.
    Don't worry about using the Receivers test tone. Use the disc...it is more accurate for DD/DTS then the onboard test tones.

    Any questions let us know.

    DTS movies are about 4db higher than DD movies..
     
  5. MarcWi

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    Maybe Im crazy or doing something wrong, but to me it seems that the speakers volume relative to each other is different depending on which test I do.
     
  6. MarcWi

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    Further testing leads me to find that on DTS the rears are louder thatn on dolby....
     
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  8. MarcWi

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    Thaks for the advice!
     

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