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Low DVD sound levels on DA3ES

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Thompson, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson Auditioning

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    I'm experiencing low sound levels on the DVD input on my STR-DA3ES. I have a Panasonic RV65 player connected with the optical cable and I have to turn the volume almost to 12 o'clock to get acceptable volume. (Even then I'm still not registering 75db with my Video Essentials disc.) I'm pleased with the sound quality at this level, but once I switch to a different source I just about get blasted out of the room. Is this a normal thing or do I need to check out a setting somewhere?
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    It's normal. DVDs are generally recorded at a lower average volume.

    M.
     
  3. Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson Auditioning

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    I suspected as much, since my previous receiver did it as well. But I thought I would ask for an educated opinion.
    Thanks!
     
  4. Gerard Martin

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    Have you checked to make sure you don,t

    have the night mode on?. And your setting on the D Range Comp.
     
  5. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley Second Unit

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    I have a 5ES which does this as well, BUT I do find that it will vary from dvd to dvd, it really depends on the source, but overall the volumne dial does tend to need to be turned up more than you normally think it should, but as you pointed out, the sound is very clear and controlled.

    G2
     

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