Volume Output Need clarification?

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  1. Johan Meyer

    Johan Meyer Auditioning

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    After extensive research on Volume and reciever db levels
    I am still unsure regarding the following?

    I see on some Recievers the volume is rated from -72b to +18db Giving a total of 90db's

    Others rate from 90db's to 0dbs

    Are these two the same overall db's or should you avoid going into the positive db range to avoid clipping the signals that could cause speaker damage?

    Effectively leaving the first above mentioned reciever with an effective 72db's only?
     
  2. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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    The numbers that the receiver displays are arbitrary and meaningless.
     
  3. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    Ignore what the volume nob says. Get yourself a SPL meter and calibrate all your speakers to 75db and a specific setting on the dial. I personally use 0db on the dial and adjust each channel up and down till the needle reads 75db.

    Kevin
     
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