reference levels???

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  1. ben hunt

    ben hunt Stunt Coordinator

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    someone give me a heads up on what this term means and how it effects me.
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Reference level is playing back a movie at the same level as it was recorded, basically.

    For HT, you would calibrate for this with a setup disc and an SPL meter.

    The loudest ref level for DD is 105 db at the listening position. Not all movies will get that loud.

    - C
     
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    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Dustin B Producer

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    Also remember, besides reference level being just damn loud, a lot of systems aren't capable of reference level. A fair number of systems have speakers that are capable but few have subwoofers that are capable of reference level.

    I personally listen at 10dB below reference with my sub 2-3dB above this level.
     

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