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Calibrating Audio

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve Herman, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. Steve Herman

    Steve Herman Auditioning

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    I have a Denon 3801 with a JBL NSP1 speaker package, and was wondering on the correct way to set the proper audio levels for the speaker channels. I have the VE disc, but am unsure the volume to set my receiver at when setting the levels. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Read this .
    Good luck!
     
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    If the volume control is relative, ie it lists -XXdB to +XX dB then you want to set the volume to 0.0dB.
    If it is not listed as relative dB, it might list a particular setting as REF. Other than that, you have to ask Denon.
    Double check the VE disc, I don't recall off the top of my head whether the tones are at -30dBFS or -20dBFS. If it's -30dB, you then calibrate to 75dB for all speakers and sub. If it's -20dB you then calibrate to 85dB for all speakers and sub.
    If you're using the Radio Shack SPL meter, it's a bit off on the low end, and you should calibrate 2-3dB under the other speakers for true level response.
    Hope this helped.
    Regards,
     

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