Surround Channel Volume question

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by GerryA, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. GerryA

    GerryA Auditioning

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    My right rear surround speaker is lower than the rest. I confirmed that it is the reciever (onkyo DR-C500). I have to raise the volume on that one 2db higher than the rest. Do most people have variations that are this much, or is this out of the ordinary?
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    Gerry
     
  2. Dick Knisely

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    Without knowing more about how they are installed and how you determined it was 2db down there's no way to say much. Variances in measured/perceived volume levels can vary that much or more just do how and where the speaker is installed.
     
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    The 2db that I refered to is what the reciever says when i raise the volume for that speaker. They all start out at 0db then you can increase or decrease each individual speaker +-10db. I guess its just a reference point or volume level.
     
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    Thats what calibtration is for. You bring all the speakers to 75db (or 85 db depending on what you use). Due to room variations and distance, each individual speakers boost/trim will vary.
     

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