Sound & Vision HT Set-up - Speaker Levels?

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  1. Thomas Molnar

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    Ok

    I know Video Essentials is 75 db, Avia 85 db. What is the correct db for Sound & Vision? Thanks!

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  2. Bill Kane

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    Since S&V and AVIA both are Ovation products, one assumes that 85dB is the true DD "reference" (Mains to 105dB peaks and LFE to 110 or 115dB peaks).

    S&V narrations merely suggests set to "over 70dB." Avia recognizes that most people will not play back at 85dB volume and says 75dB is fine for in-home use (and even here this may be "too loud.") I believe this holds for S&V HTT, too.

    Since S&V is tailored to people just starting out, who may not be experienced tweakers, it takes the path of least resistence by suggesting reference in the 70dB-plus range.

    S&V thus can be calibrated to 85dB OR 75dB. The end result is you will adjust the amp playback volume to what is most comfortable in your room.

    bill
     

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