To which level have you calibrated your speakers?

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  1. Haris Ellahi

    Haris Ellahi Second Unit

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    I have all my speakers calibrated to 85dB when the A/V receiver is at 0dB master volume. What about you?
     
  2. JohnSmith

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    Same- 85dB to 7.0, 85dB to subwoofer.
     
  3. Phil Iturralde

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    FYI:

    AVIA & Sound & Vision HT Tuneup DVD test tone use -20dBFS noise so playback should be 85 dB.

    Digital Video Essentials, the original Video Essentials, Dolby Labs DD-EX and the AV Receiver's (internal) test tones use -30dBFS noise so their playback should be 75 dB.

    I use Dolby Labs DD-EX Test Tones which includes a dedicated LFE test tones and my HT speakers are REF Calibrated @ 75 dB / LFE @ 77 dB (swing 76 dB to 78 dB)

    Phil
     
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    Phil Iturralde,

    Hi, Just curious were did you get the Dolby Labs DD-EX Test Tones I would be interested in getting them myself
    [​IMG]
     
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    Phil,

    Does your disc also have a dedicated redirected bass tone?
     
  6. Erik.Ha

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    0 master Volume 75DB DVE (except the sub... lets not go there)
     
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    All mine are calibrated at 75db using S&V HTT protocol with volume reference level at 59. Sub is set at 80db.
     
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    If I understood my manual correctly (Integra DTR 6.4) when using the internal test tones, they rise to Volume level 82/0db (I can select the scale for the display in the settings) by themselves, so I calibrated each channel with my Radio Shack SPL meter without setting a master volume. I assumed the master volume was determined by the test tone generator, though now I have my doubts. It sounds fine to me, but from what I've read, I don't know if I did it correctly. I haven't been able to find either DVE or Avia locally so I resorted to the internal tones. It's a temporary setup anyway, but for future reference, how should I proceed?

    BTW, it was my first time calibrating a system. I used to rely on my ears in the halcyon days of stereo.
     
  9. Phil Iturralde

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    Yes, it has **dedicated LFE test tone - w/two options, summed w/any one of the surrounding HT speakers or just the LFE test tone alone, which I use to REF Calibrate my SVS 25-31PCi! [​IMG]

    Phil
     

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