Why are the SPL Readings different?

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  1. Dan_Morez

    Dan_Morez Agent

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    I own a denon 3802 and a sony dvp-ns700p dvd player, my question is....why do I get different readings on my spl meter when I use the test tones on my receiver compared to the test tones on my Sound&Vision calibration disk? Is this normal? and if so, which one should I use?
     
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    Usually the internal test tones of a receiver will be of a different volume than those provided by a calibration disc (AVIA, Video Essentials, Sound & Vision, etc...)

    If you have nothing else to use, the receiver's test tones will suffice, but if given a choice, it is better to use the tones provided by a DVD because you will then be calibrating the volume of the content being provided by your DVD player.
     
  3. Jamey F

    Jamey F Stunt Coordinator

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    How about using test tones from the receiver to set those levels, and then adjust the levels in the DVD player's menu for DVD sources? I would htink this is the best of both worlds, and I think my Panasonic cp72 would allow me to do this.
     

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