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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Scott War, May 16, 2005.

  1. Scott War

    Scott War Auditioning

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    Hi I'm a noob and I don't even know if I have problem. Anyway my Panasonic SA-HT720 volume control max's out at 00 dbs and when i turn it down it goes to -88dbs. It seems ok for most things. Seems kind of weird to me. But like i said i dont know if its even a problem. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. John Garcia

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    You mean it automatically turns all the way down to -88? That doesn't seem normal, but I'm not familiar with this receiver. Does it do this regardless of the mode you have it in? (DVD, CD, Tuner, etc...)
     
  3. Scott War

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    im sorry i checked again its actually -82 dbs. it just seems weird to me that its backwards the top volume being 00 dbs.
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    This is the way most every AVR works....

    The negative numbers indicate it is not backwards.

    As 0 is a larger number than any negative.
     
  5. Scott War

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    Thanks John S it makes me feel much better knowing that nothing is wrong.
     
  6. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    The numbers refer to the pre- amp section’s output voltage, 0 dB being maximum output. Thus the negative numbers mean “82 dB below maximum output,” or something along those lines.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Perhaps they should label "attenuation" instead of "volume" technically.
     
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    Scott,
    I had the same question when I first set up my system. Check out the last post on this thread Negative Volume ? . It is very informative. [​IMG]
    Dave
     

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