Just got the MC-8 need help from MC-8 owners.

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  1. Steve Morgan

    Steve Morgan Second Unit

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    I'm in the process of hooking the 8 up. How do I hook up the S-video VCR to record satellite. Also do I need the sub limiter on or bass limiter on? I did not have these on on the MC-1. I am using a BFD to equalize the subs. It seems if I calibrate with a spl meter to 75db's and set my crossovers an octave above the lowest frequency of my speakers I would not need the sub limiter or bass limiter?
    BTW, The MC-8 after a few hours has a significantly different sound than the MC-1. Much cleaner and crisp.
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Steve- Welcome aboard! [​IMG]

    I don't know about the 1st one. For the 2nd, I have both on, and the sub limit adj at 100 dB. (If I remember, I just went with the defaults.)

    Check out www-smr-forums.com too for their dedicated Lexicon forum (#3) if you haven't been over there already...
     
  3. Shawn Fogg

    Shawn Fogg Stunt Coordinator

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    Steve,

    If you system is all s-video just hook up all your inputs normally. Then for the Zone2/Record output run the outs to your VCR. When you want to record the Sat. to your VCR select the Sat. in the second zone.

    " It seems if I calibrate with a spl meter to 75db's and set my crossovers an octave above the lowest frequency of my speakers I would not need the sub limiter or bass limiter?"

    You could still need the limiter. If you watch a movie at THX reference levels your sub could potentially need to hit 115dB or more of output. Not many can do that. If your sub has a built in limiter you probably don't need the Lexicon's. If it doesn't you should use it. To set it you can basically just go into the limiter noise and keep turning it up till your sub/speakers starts to sound nasty and distorts. Turn the peak limiter level down a few dB and leave it there. That will keep you from hitting that level during playback.

    The MC-1 had a sub peak limiter too.

    Shawn
     

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