Settings for large or Small Speakers

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  1. killie77

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    Hi
    I'm using a pair of Kef model 11 Speakers with the Onkyo 605
    Kef reccomend setting these to Small , problem is their is no option for this on the Onkyo that I can find. Their is the option of changing the levels I was wondering if anyone could recommend the optimum levels.
    The specs for the Model 11s are:

    Impedence 8 Ohms

    Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 87dB

    Frequency 90Hz - 30kHz

    Maximum output (SPL) 109dB

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Ian.H
     
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    Small speakers are implied if you have a crossover set up for the speakers in Speaker Setup->Speaker Settings. If this is set to Full Band then it is the same as Large on other amps.

    Levels are totally dependent on your particular setup - one person's "optimum" will most likely not be the same as another's. In an ideal world you set them so that they all read the same value using an SPL meter. If you don't have a meter, and you have reason to believe the auto setup is wrong then you can adjust it by ear aiming to have the same volume across all speakers.
     
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    I know what you mean, In my experience I think the auto setup will get this right. I would imagine it's going to setup your speakers to about 80hz. Apologies if I'm stating the obvious but to change any of this you need to go into Speaker Setup - Level Calibration
     
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    Hi
    Thanks for the replies
    THe auto setup,put the Front and centre as full bandwith. I think the rear's were about 80 Hz
    I think I'm going to try a Manual Setup using the SPL meter see what that brings up. Problem I have is the Kef Model 11's are only 2 Speakers giving a Virtual Centre And Surrounds so this may influence the Auto setup
    Thanks again
    Ian.H
     

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