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Pioneer Elite 47TX/49TX owners--what volume level(db) do you use for your DVDs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brent M, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. Brent M

    Brent M Producer

    Oct 15, 2001
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    Hello all,

    I just recently purchased a new Pioneer Elite VSX-47TX and I have noticed that I need to crank the volume up a little higher on this receiver than I did on my old Yamaha RX-V2095. I used the MCACC auto calibration set-up and it adjusted everything properly as far as I can tell, but I'm just wondering what volume levels other Elite owners use for certain DVDs. For example, I play the following DVDs at these levels:

    The Phantom Menace(-5 db)
    Pearl Harbor(-7 db)
    Lord of the Rings(-16 db)
    Jurassic Park(-8 db)
    Gladiator(-10 db)

    These are just a few examples of volume levels I have observed and I just wanted to know if other users play these DVDs(or similar action discs) at similar levels. Any responses to this thread would be greatly appreciated as I'm just trying to make sure my system is functioning properly and that I'm not losing power somewhere. By the way, all of the DVDs I play are in THX Ultra2 mode if that helps. Thanks for your help.

  2. DanielSmi

    DanielSmi Second Unit

    Mar 20, 2002
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    Generally I listen at
    Gladiator (-15dB)
    LOTR (-23dB)
    JP (-15dB)

    lately I've been listening to my movies at a lower level but they still sound loud. Do you like to crank your movies really loud? My speakers are Klipsch rf-5's, rc-7, rs-7's, Jbl N24 (rear surrounds), and Velo HGS-10 subwoofer.

    Daniel Smith

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