Question on Speaker Caliberation? Please Help

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  1. scott_tinari

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    Ok, I know how to setup my system using VE and my Radio SPL meter. When a Pink noise come out of the Left speaker raise your master volume till it hits 75 dbs, then adjust your other channels at the same volume. Now my question is my Master volume is at 66 dbs to read 75db out of my left channel, ok after I setup my audio do I have to listen my DVD movies at 66dbs to get 75 dbs output out of my speakers or can I listen my DVD say like at 45db, thats my question. Thanks
     
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    quote: can I listen my DVD say like at 45db, thats my question. [/quote]
    Yes!!! Once you've established your REF Calibration position, listening below that point (comfortable but with all that dynamic impact) is a standard practice here! I personally listen anywhere from -8 to -10 dB below REF with family and friends over. If my brother is the only one over (wife shopping, etc.), then we watch/listen -4 to -8 dB (sometimes @ REF level [​IMG])
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    [Edited last by Phil Iturralde on August 23, 2001 at 01:44 PM]
     
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    Once you calbrate your speaker setup, they'll still be calibrated no matter how loud you listen.
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