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How loud do you play yours?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by fred123go, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. fred123go

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    Hey all,
    I thought this would be an interesting thread, however have not come across it before on this forum so here goes.
    What volumes do you all play your system at? i know that you set your speakers at different levels but i was just wondering what levels you actually go upto and what levels your system soudns best at.
    I play my system at 00db, many think this is too loud, including the neighbours sigh, and i do feel that the sound is sometimes harsh so i am probably going to use it at lower volumes.
    Also after feeling my receiver after watching the two towers it was very hot and i mean very hot, does anyone else experience this?
    I would appreciate any feedback,
    Cheers
    Fred
     
  2. Steve.EX

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    Approx -10db for me, the Tag mono-blocks remain almost stone cold, oddly enough the processor gets very warm particularly i have noticed when THX2 processing is applied, it would be fair to say that the sub's amp plates have been known to get a little warm too.


    Regards

    Steven
     
  3. ddlooping

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    Hi all. :)

    Wouldn't knowing the power of the amp you're using neccessary? :D

    I use my 5x100 watts THX Harman Kardon rarely above -10db. ;)
     
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    11 o'clock position for DVD's and 9-10 for CDs, but sometimes I push it to 12 o'clock (0dB) or a bit further.
     
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    depends - could be -48 to -60db for films, and more orless the same for CDs now I think about it...

    not too loud, but my room isn't massive tho...
     
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    Run the AV amp at -50 to -35 depending on whether neighbours are in and overall quality of the soundtrack.
    Run the stereo amp somewhere between 9 and 11 O'clock depending on what time it is.
     
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    Try Here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79884

    CD's about -30 which is about 75 to 85dBC dependant on the CD.

    DVD's and Sky -10 to -20. again depending on source, this gives similar dBC.

    Watched LOTR and Two Towers (Std Editions) back to back Last Saturday at -10.:D
     
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    I've never tried at higher than -10db, any louder would have started to hurt my ears!!! :eek:

    my amps get very hot during playback, in fact they get very hot on standby..... heat isnt something to worry about unless its getting to egg frying heat

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    My power amps get slightly warm, but the processor gets extremely warm.....:)

    -10db - -05db (calibrated to 75db @ 00db)
     

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