Subwoofer Levels for AUX and Movies

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Chris Huber, May 29, 2005.

  1. Chris Huber

    Chris Huber Second Unit

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    I've got a Pioneer 811S and noticed a difference between movies and music listening on the subwoofer level. The sub is not near as high of a level for music as it is movies. Why is that? Is there any way to balance it out?

    I mean to such a degree that it's on -3 for movies and +5 to 10 for music.
     
  2. SteveMetcalf

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    Music is not typically mixed with high levels of bass. The reason for this is that when bass is too present in music it effects the calrity and separation of bass drum, bass guitar, and other low sounds like tom toms etc. In a movie there is usually a lot less happening in this range, and the movie maker has the opportunity to shake the room without sacrificing the other sound information in the film.
    My advice is to set the sub at one level that is a compromise between the two formats. The will give you the best combination of accuracy and user preference.
     

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