Intellivolume on onkyos/integras?

Babek

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I have been playing around with my onkyo/integra dtr 5.3 and found something called a intellivolume control, and when you put it up it makes the sound more alive and wayy louder.
What exactly does this function do? Can someone please explain it to me.
 
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Chris*Liberti

What it does is it allows you to boost an individual input. On my old Onkyo I had it set to turn on volume of 40 so it wouldn't be too loud, max volume of 65 which was reference in my room and on the video 3 input I had the intellivolume set to 10 if I remember right because my laserdisc player was significantly quieter than any other component.
 

Brett DiMichele

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Intelli-Volume is an SLA or Source Level Adjustment. Not
every source component has the same voltage output and there
are decibell variances because of this. Intelli-Volume lets
you calibrate each source to match each other in relative
volume output.
 

Rick_Brown

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I would resist using the Intellivolume just to pump up the loudness. That is more properly done using the main volume control.
 

Brett DiMichele

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Rick,

It's not used to pump up the loudness.. It is made to
Attenuate (boost/cut) the source signals so that they
all match a common reference point when calibrated..

EG: My turn table needs boosted, the DVD does not to reach
the same volume output.
 

Rick_Brown

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Brent, I'm not sure why you have responded to me the way you did?

My earlier post was directed to Babek's comment when he said that Intellivolume "makes the sound more alive and wayy louder".

I asvised him to "resist using the Intellivolume just to pump up the loudness."

I completely agree with you, Brent. I also use Intellivolume to bring my phono level closer to DVD/CD levels in my Integra 6.2 receiver.
 

Brett DiMichele

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Rick,

Sorry that was just a general response I made. I didn't
realize you was responding directly to what Babek posted.
 

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