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5.1 Speaker Level

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by richjthorpe, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. richjthorpe

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    Hi all,

    Just order a Canton CD1 set up and I want to know how to set the seaker levels. Only problem is I don't have an SPL meter and spending £30 for something I'll use once isn't great.

    Is there a formula where I can calculate the speaker levels so I can get a rough estimate then use my ears to fine tune the rest of the way ?

    Is there anywhere in SW London where I can rent an SPL meter ?

    Thanks,

    Richie.
     
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    what receiver do you have, does it have an auto set-up feature on it?
     
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    a Good investment would be a graphic equaliser which you can use to set your speakers just how you want them. simply connect to your amp and fine tune to your choice. around £50 Brand new!
     
  4. richjthorpe

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    I have a Denon 1601, old school I know, but it will do until the DVI/HDMI switching receivers come down in price !

    Thinking about it, do the Denons allow you to set the distance from the listener instead of setting the dB level ? Hmmmm, where did I put that manual ?!

    Richie.
     
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    Setting the distance just means the sound arrives at your ears at the same time it does not alter the level.
    I would buy a meter you will be surprised howmany times you use it and if you need to reset the amp or reconfirm the settings also when you but your replacment you can use it to double check the settings after the auto setup or do it manually.
     

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