volume of the 5 speakers

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by nyknba, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. nyknba

    nyknba Auditioning

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    Can someone tell me the recommended volumes of each of the 5 speakers or what you have yours set at. Should the L, C, R all be the same level? How much softer should the LS and RS be? Thanks.
     
  2. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

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    They should all sound equal in level when you use the test tones from your receiver or a test disk(they may show + or - 2-6db's on your receiver- that's normal). After doing that to get in the ballpark, you'll really need to watch a few movies and see where you're at; maybe you want to bump up the center channel 3-5db's for more intelligible dialog, and increase or decrease the sub level more to your liking.
    I find many people have the rears set too high, and the sub too. They don't feel they're getting their money's worth unless they feel every bit of bass, and constantly hear the rears.
    In the end, it is personal preference, but starting with all equal is the best way to start.
     

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