Setting the optimal Sub Level

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Chris Shooter, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Chris Shooter

    Chris Shooter Auditioning

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    I am new to the HT world and have purchased the Onkyo HTS-760 HTIB. Beautiful system! On the powered sub, it has a knob on the back to adjust the 'level'. How do I know if it's optimally set? I don't want it too faint, and not too boomy. Any help would be great!
     
  2. MichaelPR

    MichaelPR Second Unit

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    Hey Chris your going to need to get a sound level meter from radio shack and a calibrating DVD such as Avia or Digital Video Essentials. They have the proper tests to calibrate all ov your surround speakers including your sub and your television. Or if you can't spend the money I would just play a CD you enjoy that has bass that is noticeable to you and adjust the level until you are happy with what you are hearing. Also be sure you have the frequency knob all the way maxed out. Good Luck.
     
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    Run to get a SPL (sound pressure level meter), as fast as you can!!
     
  6. Chris Shooter

    Chris Shooter Auditioning

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    Thanks all, I will tackle it this weekend.
     

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