Setting sub level ?

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  1. silouette

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    Using a Tandy spl meter when using a test disc to set up the 5 main speakers, all tones are similar
    But the tone from the sub is so very different, do I just adjust the volume so that the indicator on the meter arrives at the same place as the conventional speakers ?
     
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    Set at 75db from the main listening position (MLP) for all speakers & sub.
     
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    its difficult to set the sub level using a meter, make certain its set to slow C level and try to get it the same level as your sats but to be honest I`d use your ears as their is a lot of variation between films and what have you

    Allan :smashin:
     
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    What Keith and Allan say is true...I've recently gone to the trouble and expense to get myself set up to use REW for measurement of my subs/speakers to an even more accurate level than my SPL meter. I get a near perfect flat response...then bump up the sub by +3dB as it sounds better that way to my ears. :D
     
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    I put on Location , Location , Location, Location and adjust it until Phil Spence's voice just has some reverb in it, but not too much :)
     
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    I just ramp mine up until Kirsty sounds like a man. :eek:
     
  7. silouette

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    Thanks guys,
    Yeah been using my ears but errig on the timid side, Think I'll try winding the wick up.
    Any thoughts on my previous query regarding Velodyne v B&W or suggestions for sensible money sub ?
     
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    If you are talking around the £500 level there is not really anything to beat either BK XXLS400 if you want a sealed sub that's good with music & movies or if you want to go a bit louder & deeper the BK Monolith.

    Other than that the SVS SB1000 sealed or PB1000 ported @ £425 approx is a great alternative.
     
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    Thanks so much for that . The sub demo situation is just impossible.
    Thanks again
     
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    just trying to integrate a mission as75 on my system volume level is fine on my bedtoom Yam RXV4600 but when I install it on my Onyo 875 I cant seem to get any real kick out of it..have re run setup ect...my RELS seem quieter as well (dunno if thats just me thinking it though) any clues guys ?
     
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    spl meter.
     
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    Tried that...just cant seem to get any clout from it...but upstairs it seems fine...
     

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