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Have you used the test tones on yor AV Amplifier?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Stuart Wright, Sep 28, 2005.

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  1. Yes

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  2. What test tones?

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  3. No, someone else set up the amp for me

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  4. No, I used other test tones (from a generator or DVD)

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  1. Stuart Wright

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    Have you used the test tones built into your AV amplifier to help you set it up?
     
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    Every time- even though I got given one of those anoraktastic calibrator DVD's a while back.
     
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    Yes, but only when setting the amp up initially. Don't really bother with them now!
     
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    The TAG's test/setup facilities,plus the TMREQ wizard(thanks to John Mulcahy for his continuing work on that) are superb,and it really shouldnt be set up any other way than using the built-in software and a PC if possible.
     
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    Have used the test tones on all three AV Amps I've had over the years. However, this year I bought a sound pressure level meter to help with the setting up and it did help. I used to use just use my ears to balance the sound. I'd recommend either buying one of these SPL meters, or get an amp that has one with it.

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  6. Stuart Wright

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    I'm looking for more answers where someone else has set the amp up for you. Those people fulfilling the best potential from their systems will have had them calibrated properly by a professional (with acoustic treatment installed where appropriate).
     
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    Right...I see what you're getting at.

    Probably doesnt apply so well to PC based systems such as the TAG/Meridian/Tact ones where a series of frequency sweeps and an RTA plus PC calibrated digital filters iron out all the problems!
     
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    yes, a number of times due to room changes and the fact that they sound better than most of the stuff in the charts to :D

    Gary
     
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    I'm afraid my setup isn't that grand where I've thought it's worth someone setting it up professionally. Maybe when I upgrade for HD...
     

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