Test tone for sub

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  1. CalvinCarr

    CalvinCarr Supporting Actor

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    After a lot of reading here and looking at my manual I decided to check the test tone on my system. I have a Sony DE545. I have the fronts and rear set to small. I have a sony sub set at about 80hz and 3/4 power. When I hit the test tone button on my remote they all sound about the same until it gets to the sub. It is very low. Is this right? I have the volume control at about 13.
     
  2. Topher

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    I used to wonder the same thing... until I got my SPL meter. The frequency your sub produces is much lower, so it doesn't "sound" as loud to your ears, but it is producing the same (or more) pressure. Best thing would be to obtain (buy, borrow, steal...) an SPL meter and calibrate your system that way. I found out I was about 4-5db's too high on my sub when doing it by ear, it is too hard to judge.
     

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