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Avia sub calibration with satellites vs bookshelves vs floorstanding? (1 Viewer)

GregBe

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I just purchased AVIA to calibrate my system, because of the problems with DVE, and the limited audio capabilities of the original VE.

I have smaller bookshelves/larger sats that only play down 80hz. I understand that AVIA uses redirected bass from the satellites to get a sub reading. Do different size speakers get you different results?

The reason I ask is that obviously DVE gives me an undercalibrated sub, but when comparing AVIA to the orginal VE I got a hotter sub with AVIA. It was about 4 dB hotter than the original VE. It sounds better to my ear, but I don't want to assume that a hotter/louder sub is better.

Any thoughts
Greg
 

John Garcia

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I do a basic calibration with the receiver's test tones, then set the level by ear to what sounds good to me. I listen to familiar passages of music and movies and adjust to a point that sounds about right for everything, which ends up being a dB or two on the hot side :)
 

GregBe

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That is the conclusion that I am coming to. I have 4 different sources (3 from test discs and one from the receiver). I guess when I bought a SPL meter, I thought that the guess work would be gone. From all that I read about AVIA, I thought it would be accurate. Maybe it is accurate and the rest are wrong.

Any more input would be great

Greg
 

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