How do *You* use AVIA or VE to calibrate?

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  1. Brian AM

    Brian AM Stunt Coordinator

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    What is the [​IMG] proper[​IMG] way to calibrate your sound? Do you set your preamp/receiver at a certain -db level then bring your speaker levels up to meet 75db or 85db or whatever you choose?
    Or do you leave the mains set at 0 and bring the master volume up so that you get a 75db reading and adjust the center and surrounds accordingly?
    If you use the first method, what is your preamp/receiver setting below reference? Second, what decibel level do you calibrate to?
    Also, I notice that VE comes with a blue filter to perform the display calibration with but Avia does not.... How does Avia calibrate using the SMPTI (sp?) color pattern?
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I use the master volume to set the main (front) speakers to 75dB and leave it there. From that point on, I adjust the centre, surround, and sub levels to achieve the 75dB point. Keep in mind, you have to compensate for the meter's innaccuracy at measuring very low frequencies.
    http://members.tripod.com/~terrycthe...um/page11.html
    AVIA actually comes with a blue filter, plus 2 other coloured filters.
     

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