Marantz Channel db set up

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  1. paulmerrifield

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    Just ventured into home cinema, and some of the stuff a bit cofusing. Could anyone help me with the setting up of the db levels of the various channels, which seem default set to 0db.
    I have a Marantz SR4200 reciever. Do all the front levels need to be the same or is it simply a question of the level of each speaker as percieved from the listening position??

    Any help welcomed

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    Paul
     
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    All speakers need to be set at the same level (volume) at the listening position.

    There are a few ways in which you can do this.

    1) Buy ear, using the amps test tones.

    2) With a spl metre, then set to reference level 75db using the amps test tones.

    3) Using a test disc, THX Optimiser and using the amps master volume, again set to 75db.

    bob
     
  3. paulmerrifield

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    Thanks for your reply Bob, but could you clarify, does that mean that the actual db levels Could all be different?

    Paul
     
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    Yes, if doing it by ear try and get speakers to the same volume level, don't go by what the db readings are.

    Mine read, F/L -5db F/R -5db C-7db S/R-6db S/L-6 S/B-7

    If your not happy with the level settings try and invest in a spl metre analogue £25 and the digital about £35/£40.

    cheers bob
     
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    Paul:

    If you do go down the SPL meter route and are having trouble finding where to get one (I was), then you can get a good Analogue meter online from:

    http://www.cornwallelectronics.co.uk.

    I ordered one myself just the other day for setting up my own sr4200. :)
     
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    Thanks guys, thats a great help

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