SVS 20-39 PC+ level setting question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Williams, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Patrick Williams

    Patrick Williams Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 8, 1998
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    I have had my 20-39 PC+ up and running for about 2 weeks. Performance is everything I thought it would be and then some, but I wonder if I have the levels set OK.

    I used a "Y" connector to the sub's amp, and after calibrating with the internal tones of my Integra 9.1U2 rec. and the Radio Shack meter, the setting was -12db, with the amp turned up only about 1/8-1/4 of the way. Is this OK, or should I take off the "Y" connector (which, as I understand it provides more gain to the sub)? Is it OK to have the amp turned up only about 1/8 of the way to get to 75db, or it doesn't matter?

  2. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

    Sep 4, 1998
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    Hi Patrick,

    How you set the subwoofer volume knob and the receiver's bass level control is largely a matter of convenience. Just avoid the absolute extremes at either end and it's all good.


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