subwoofer tuning

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by jon_ad, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. jon_ad

    jon_ad Stunt Coordinator

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    just got my HSU STF-2 on saturday. I tuned it to about 80db so it is about 10 db above my other speakers. This unfortunately did not sit well with my neighbors upstairs. My question is if I tune my subwoofer to 70db as my other speakers will I loose too much of the effect.
     
  2. Jeremy Stockwell

    Jeremy Stockwell Supporting Actor

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    It's your system, so you can do as you please, but understand that 80dB is commonly considered to be twice as loud as 70dB. I can't imagine that this would sound good to you or your neighbors. Having a sub in an apartment (even calibrated flat) may violate your lease by creating noise that escapes your walls, etc. You'd probably be well-advised to keep it down until you get your own house.

    Many find that they can learn to love an accurate sub calibration. Usually, those that need a little extra impact from their sub give it an extra 3-5dB over the other speakers.

    JKS
     
  3. Roger Q

    Roger Q Stunt Coordinator

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    Are you playing at Reference Level?

    If so, it's no wonder why you neighbors were upset with you.

    First, calibrate (even with your other speakers) then turn the volume down while listening -- assuming you were playing at RL.
     

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