SVS Help...

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by TravisEtherton, May 16, 2004.

  1. TravisEtherton

    TravisEtherton Stunt Coordinator

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    I have an SVS 22/31 PCi. I have ordered Video Essentials and it should be here in a week or so. Until then how should I be running my SVS. What settings should it be set to. Would like to get the most out of it I can.

    Thanks Travis
     
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    The User's Manual that came with your SVS has a great tutorial on how to properly set up, and dial in your sub.

    Pick up a $28 Radio Shack SPL meter, read the manual, and you're in business.



    -SDP
     
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    Yup, a SPL meter is an absolute necessity for properly setting up a HT. Very few people in this world can do it properly "by ear."
     
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    Er, a note about Video Essentials. I wouldn't use that disc to calibrate your SVS. I have it, and have since learned from others on this forum that the subwoofer tuning signal on it is messed up, by a good many decibels. Try Avia or your receiver's signal.
     
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    Yup, Pink noise and an SPL meter can go a long ways in assisting with the setup process.

    Plus, you might be able to find the Avia-based home theater setup DVD from Sound and Vision at most Best Buy stores for approx. $18.00. The discs are usually in the "other" or "misc" section of DVDs at Best Buy - right next to the Girls Gone Wild discs. [​IMG]
     
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    I use my processor's pink noise and RS meter to achiever the setting for the sub's volume control.

    I use Rives Audio's Test CD2 and the RS meter to adjust x-over and phase. The Rives CD is the only disc I know of that has 1/3 octave warble tones that factor in corrections for the errors of the Radio Shack sound level meter.

    Bill
     

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