Anthem owners I need help with Avia calibration ... please?

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  1. MikeAF

    MikeAF Stunt Coordinator

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    I love the new AVM20 but had a few questions on calibrating with Avia. I calibrated using the AVM20 setup menu and it's test tones. I set the reference to 75db which put me at -7.5db. I then calibrated all my speakers with the test tones from the AVM20. They are all in the +4.0db area. When I play a movie it gets really loud around -20db. Is this normal? When I calibrate with the test tones from Avia thru the DVD player can someone tell me step by step how to do this? If I play the test tone from Avia how do I adjust the speaker levels on the AVM20 without stopping the DVD? Sorry these may be easy questions but I'm missing something here. Is it different calibrating with Avia than thru the AVM20? Easy to follow directions would be reatly appreciated. Thanks
    Mike[​IMG]
     
  2. MikeAF

    MikeAF Stunt Coordinator

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    Bump - cone on gys just a little help in the difference between calibrating with the AVM test tones and using Avia, and how to use Avia.


    Mike
     
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    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    I'll let you know tomorrow. I have mine at home waiting for Rotels that I am picking up today and will calibrate tonight.

    Marc
     
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  5. MikeAF

    MikeAF Stunt Coordinator

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    Doug,
    Thanks for the explanation. It was kind of what I fugured I needed to do but it would seem there would be an easier way. You are correct about the AVM20 setting reference level thru the left main speaker. I will look closer at Avia this weekend and play around and see what happens.

    Marc_E,
    I'm sure you're excited about putting it all together. Let me know how you calibrate your system and what your levels are so I can compare what I have.

    Thanks to both of you for your responses.

    Mike
     
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    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Well, it is 12:30am and I am still friggin wiring.

    May be done in an hour or so.

    Marc
     
  7. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Well, I have a shit load of wires/components. I was done around 2am. Only got to listen to it for about 30 minutes (5 was spent using the interrnal tones to calibrate). I calibrated to 75 and, if memory serves, most were about +/-2db. I did not have a chance to use avia yet. In the past, I always noticed a difference between the avia test tones and the internal tone. I put on a movie for my kid this morning (Toy Story 2) and sat with her for a few minutes. I had the volume around -19 and it was a good level. A little loud. I will try to check avia today.

    Can I just say that the AVM-20/RMB-1095/RB-1090 sounds AWESOME! In my short listening time (and not even close to broken in) I noticed new things in TPM that I had not heard and clarity I have never experienced (big soundstage too) compared to the Onkyo 989. My wife even noticed clarity differences when she was passing through the room and my daughter was watching TV. Now that is proof positive (she usually just thinks I am nuts when I walk in the door when she and my daughter are watching something and I immediatly walk over to the Denon 1600 DVDS and turn on the progressive (on/off on front panel) because they were watching interlaced and I noticed it w/in a second 'Yuck!...There, that's much better!').

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  8. MikeAF

    MikeAF Stunt Coordinator

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    Marc,
    Your settings seem to be very close to mine. Glad to hear you have everyting working. Again, when you get a chance and have TPM or Toy Story 2 on put it in Surround EX mode with your mains set to small and see if your right rear speaker is working. If you have version 1.16 it may not, if you have another version it may. Thanks!!

    Mike
     

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