Setting up Speakers... db level? I used to know this!

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  1. Mike Mann

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    I used to know this, but when setting up your speakers on your reciever what .db level do you set to for each speaker? I have a digital radio shack sound meter and have to resetup my speakers. Can't remember what it is, somewhere in the 70's for all 5 channels and low 80's for your sub? right? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    -Mike
     
  2. Ben Salvemini

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    75 dbspl on all channels from the listening position.

    set your meter to slow response c weighted and dial in 80 watch the needle to go to -5

    easy eh

    ben
     
  3. Vin

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    Mike, Ben is right, it's a pretty easy process but if you want more details look here.
    Vin
     
  4. Darrin_R

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    I would recommend setting the meter to 70. Then set all speakers to +5. The meter is more accurate between 0 and +6 per the manual.
     
  5. John Kotches

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    Additionally, the RS meter is notoriously inaccurate at the frequency extremes and when setting the LFE channel you actually need to calibrate -2 or -3 dB to get an accurate setting.

    So, that would be 72 or 73dB. Setting above this means you're actually running the subwoofer "hot". Some people like this, others do not.

    Regards,
     

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