subwoofer calibrated under reference

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  1. phyllis

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    Since so many people run their subs hot,I was wondering how many people calibrate their subwoofers less than there main speakers,and by how much?
     
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    Mine reads about 2-3 dbs under the main speaker settings using the radio shack meter. When corrections is applied to the reading it gives me an equal (or about equal) output with my mains.
     
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    I also run mine 2-3dB less then my mains. I do not want to add anything over and above what the director intended me to hear. As mentioned by Zack, this gives referece settings for all speakers due to the rat schack adjustment needed at low hz readings. I own a Rel Storm III and my mains are Mirage OM5's, they are set to large. Sound is nothing less then phenominal.

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    When measured with my Radio Shack meter useing the receivers test tones the sub is 3dB lower 72dB vs.75dB all other channels. When measusured useing Avia's test tone's, mains set at 85dB the sub also reads 85dB.
     

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