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HGS 18 Setup

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by cj, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. cj

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    I've just calibrated all my speakers with a SPL meter, and was wondering about the settings for my HGS-18 - to set it at the reference volume I have to offset it by -14db, and that's with it's own volume hardly up at all. Does this seem right? It just seems a bit of a waste to have it set so low :)

    Also, is it better to have the volume on the HGS-18 set higher, and to feed it a larger minus db signal from the pre-amp (AV32), or to set the subwoofer volume at a much lower level and not have to offset it so much?
     
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    That was my setting before I introduced the feedback destroyer into the mix. More than enough power with that setting.
     
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    Hi CJ
    I started a thread about subwoofer levels as my B&W asw675 is only just turned on too as was my relq150e previously it seems strange to have all that volume left and not using it. Saying that. you still get loads of bass at such a small setting. strange.?
    Gonzo.
     
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    Gonzo,
    Not strange at all. This is a Velo HGS-18 here.
    There is an incredible amount of headroom.

    CJ,
    I set my reference level to around 75dB and not 85.
    85dB as ref on the HGS-18 is just too frightening for me.
    I believe Charlie Whitehouse has his set at around 75dB
     
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    I have also set mine to 75dB. I do not suppose it matters too much if you have the volume higher and the signal low or vice versa the end result will be the same.

    Eric if your sub is at 75 then are your M&K's also at 75 or are they at 85

    cheers
    Darren
     
  6. Steve.EX

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    I am not aware of the technology used on the Velodyne's gain control but given the superior lfe signal output of the Tag the old run the amp volume up and knock a few db's off the Tag option would seem appropriate here.

    Steve.
     
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    I agree with Eric and use VE to set all my channels to 75dB, as measured by my SPL meter, including the sub. I believe some people artificially set their sub to read a little higher than 75dB; some even going as far as 85dB, but on real programme material I can confirm Eric's comment that, at that level, Godzilla just becomes too frightening... :rolleyes: :D
     

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