Reference Level Audio: Some questions..

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Ok I hear people refer to listening to music and movies at
    "Reference Level" and my question is: Is Reference Level the
    same on all high end Receivers? For example my Onkyo DS787
    states Ref @ 62 (If I am not mistaken) and the volume scale
    goes past Ref to 70ish or so.
    Ok another thing is Ref is @ 62 is this acheived with all
    the channels set to a flat 0Db (L/C/R/SL/SR/SB) ? How would
    a feature like "Intellivolume" factor into the equasion?
    Since the Onk has this feature and it is adjustable from
    -12Db to +12DB.
    I am just curious that's all. Is Ref a certain Db like say
    100Db? If so then I guess I would need to "Set" Ref using
    a Rat Shack SPL Meter to ensure that Ref is accurate?
    All I know is at Ref with all channels set to flat 0Db it's
    LOUD as heck and it goes anoter 10db past that..
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  3. Brett DiMichele

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    Bhagi,
    That is exactly what I thought. Thanks for the reply!
    Now all I need to do is get an SPL meter and some test
    disks [​IMG]
     
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    Does anyone know what the Avia test tones are recorded at?
    Thanks,
    Russ
     
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    Does Avia have signals for the two back surrounds? My VE disk only has the side surrounds.
     
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