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Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by jack w, Dec 20, 2003.
what should my subwoofer be set to?
jack w, That's a very broad question that depends greatly on your subwoofer, your other equipment, and your listening environment. Is there a particular setting you're interested in? -Robb
+3 to +6db over the mains, center and surrounds is my preference. need an SPL meter and a good calibration CD/DVD.
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How exactly would you measure the db level on a sub? Does the reciever send a test tone to the subwoofer like it does to the rest of the speakers? How can you send a signal to just the sub without the sending any sound to the speakers so that you could gauge the db level? Also what is considered a "calibration" cd and where could I get one? Is a calibration cd better than using a test tone fromt he receiver? I currently have: (ultimate budget system) Onkyo 6.1 TX-SR501 Receiver JBL NSP1II speaker Package Next week my Dayton 10" powered sub will be coming in. Does anyone know how I would properly set this up and what each "dial" on the back is for. I think it has a phase switch, crossover frquency control, and volume control. How should I set each dial using the receiver that I have. Thanks Im trying to learn... Marco
Here is a good place to start Marco http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...011#post512011 This and it's links will likely answer most of your questions.