sub setting

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  1. jack w

    jack w Agent

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    what should my subwoofer be set to?
     
  2. Robb Roy

    Robb Roy Supporting Actor

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    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. Chris Xolotl

    Chris Xolotl Second Unit

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    +3 to +6db over the mains, center and surrounds is my preference. need an SPL meter and a good calibration CD/DVD.
     
  4. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Producer

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    "on" [​IMG]
     
  5. Johnny Ayala

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    lmao@"on" sorry.couldnt resist.
     
  6. Marco_Chicago

    Marco_Chicago Auditioning

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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
     
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