Onkyo 797 test tones or VE for calibration?

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  1. John E F

    John E F Stunt Coordinator

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    I have recently purchased an Onkyo 797 and need to do a final calibration with the SPL meter so I can leave it alone and start enjoying it. It is very important to me to do this correctly or I will obsessed with the settings for ever. I have used both the receiver's internal test tones as well as Video Essentials with different results. I am wondering which should be more accurate? Also, do you think the THX certification makes the internal tones any more accurate? When I use them, the receiver defaults to the 0 dB volume level, this is where would set it manually for the VE adjustment. The reason for this is that I know excatly where the volume level is to keep it safe. For example, -15 on the volume dial equals 15db less than the 75dB reference level. Please help me, my wife is starting to think I may need to "go away for a while" if you know what I mean [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know about the 797, but the internal tones for the subwoofer on the 595 and 696 are 10db too low... I would say use VE for the final calibration, since that will take the signal path into account.

    And don't count on the tweaking ever ending... That's part of the fun!
     
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    I would say: try both, and see what you like better for movies and for music. I would also *heavily* suggest Avia.

    When I use the internal tones on my Sony TA-E9000ES, and then fine tune with Avia, things don't change that much.

    Avia allows you to get the phase right between your speakers and sub too, and I don't think you can do that with VE.

    (I have both, but haven't used VE in a while...)
     

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