- Apr 3, 2002
I'm starting not to trust my calibrations. I've got M22s in front which have the 5.25 mids and 1" titanium tweeters. For the rears I have some Technics floorstanders which have 2" tweeters and 4" mids 12" woofs. My question is after the calibration movies with subtle soundtracks sounded really good while movies with more action like Matrix and Phantom Menace the rears felt overpowering to the point of distracting me from the movie and I had to lower the rears like 4db to make it feel to me like they were blending perfect. Can pink noise generated from way different speakers give the same SPLs but sound too loud in actual use? I used the Sound and Vision Tune up disc with the Radioshack meter(slow C weighting on tripod pointed straight up at my listening position). Is this a placement issue? I wouldnt think that would matter since I'm using a meter and not my own perception. Anyone else notice any of these things?