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Advice needed for balancing speaker levels.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Timh, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Timh

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    I need advice on balancing my speakers with an analogue sound meter probably THIS ONE
    I remember reading somewhere on this forum a guide on using the a sound meter for setting the speaker levels, but cannot find it after doing a search.
    Is there a recommended volume level for balancing the speakers?

    Thanks

    p.s I will be adding a subwoofer at a later date, would this also be set to the same levels as the other speakers in my setup?
     
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    You need to set the weighting to 'C' and response to 'Slow' on the meter. Now set the meter range to 70 and adjust the speaker level to 75dB for all channels including the sub. Try experimenting with the sub you may want to set it slighlty higher or lower (+ or - 5 dB).

    I think thats it?
     
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    Tim, using internal test tones you should be balancing all channels (including subwoofer when you get it, though bass doesn't always give accurate SPL meter readings), to 75db.

    If using Digital Video Essentials, balance all levels to 75db.

    If using Avia, balance all levels to 85db.

    :)
     
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    I would invest in a test disc as mentioned by Smurfin, sometimes the Test Tones in amps aren't always exact.

    John
     
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    They never are in my experience
     
  6. Timh

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    Thanks for all the help :smashin:
    I do own DVE so Iguess this will be good enough for setting the volumes.

    From your experience do you find the 0db settings for each volume fairly close or miles out?
     

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