Hi, I have calibrated all my spkr channels to 85dB (includes correction factor) off my Onkyo 898 rcvr using the Avia calibration disk and all spkrs set to SMALL. My room is 12x19x8. Now, . . I believe that Avia (and others in this forum) suggest that the rcvr's LFE channel level be set to 0dB (the onkyo 898 LFE adjustment ranges from -15 to +15 dB) and then use the sub's volume/gain switch to adjust the LFE level to suggested 85dB. My problem is that the only way I can get 85 dB on my RS spl meter is to set the rcvr's LFE to -12db and the 16-46PC's vol dial to 50% - this is not consistant with Avia's recommendation. On the plus side, it looks like I have plenty of 'headroom' with these conservative settings. If I were to set the LFE to 0 dB, then my vol on the SVS would have to be reduced to, say . . . 25%. Is it that my sub is too powerful for this size room (not complaining at all , thus my conservative settings? This doesn't seem right. Does it matter what level I set the rcvr LFE and SVS volume switch so long as I calibrate the sub to the suggested 85 db?? Any input would be appreciated!