Safe running avr sw lvl at +10 following auto cal?

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  1. mr.black79

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    Following advice I adjusted the gain dial on my sub and ran auto cal until it read 0.0db in the avr's sw level. This was ok for all but freeview where the auto standby was putting the sub to sleep too soon.

    As suggested I then turned down the subs gain dial and ran auto cal again to compensate, before testing freeview (news/football) at a resonable vol. After repeating this carefully the sub stays on for 20 mins without bass signal as advertised. It's dial is now at just above the 9 o clock position and my avr sub lvl is on +10 which is it's highest setting.

    Although the sub now stays on and is balanced with the other speaker levels, is there any harm in the avr's sub level being left at +10?
     
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    Nope, as long as you compensate for it by keeping the volume dial relatively low, say below 11 o'clock.
     
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    no its fine it will only set the volume from the sub to refrence so it wont be no louder, but i would turn the gain up and get it to as close to 0 as possible and turn auto standy off.
     
  4. mr.black79

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    Forgot to mention there is no option to turn off auto standby. Shame it was going to sleep too soon with avr sub lvl at 0.0db. To be on the safe side, in adjusting I would turn the subs gain dial down jus a few mm and then run the auto cal again to compensate.
     
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    what sub is it.
     
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    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013

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