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Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Rommel, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Rommel

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    Hi guys,
    I've recently moved house and set up my system (Denon 1803, AE Evos & Velodyne CHT-10) in the new living room (12'x14').
    Have set up the speakers using a sound meter (A weighted scale, slow response) to the same level. I don't expect to achieve the same dBA level with the sub as I get with the other 5 speakers (for info that's about 78 dBA). Got the level control on the back of the sub set to about 1/3 and it's not moved, just keep adjusting the output level on the amp.
    The sub is causing me some grief though as I can't get it to integrate like it did before we moved - the bass sticks out like a sore thumb.
    The sub is in a corner, in the only place it can go in the room (CHT-10 is not the smallest sub so WAF is a factor).
    Anyone got any ideas to make it stand out less?
    Thanks in advance,
    Simon.
     
  2. cosmic023

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    Rommel,

    Your SPL meter should be set to the C weighted scale & slow response, that's how i did mine.

    Some SPL meters cannot do sub bass tones very well, and you'll have to balance the sub output between your own hearing and what the meter registers.

    I hope this helps ?? Do a search, i'm sure you'll find more info on speaker calibration.

    Cheers
     
  3. Ian J

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    Even repositioning the sub by a few inches may affect the sound. Try pullingt it away from the wall as far as the wife lets you to see if that makes a difference
     
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    Definitely try it again with C weighting, that should bring the level down significantly. Along with repositioning a little as Ian suggested.

    You might have a probelem with room integration too in which case an equaliser of some form might help but they're fairly expensive and a little complex.
     
  5. Rommel

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    Thanks for the info, I'll keep tweaking...
    Simon
     

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