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Old 05-06-2017, 01:34 AM   #41
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-10 db for me.....Denon and Paradigm Studio's
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Old 05-06-2017, 03:04 AM   #42
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Frankly, I think this discussion is ridiculous (and I'm an ex-recording engineer). Listen so it sounds good to you. Level is the least of it. Frequency response, EQ, balance, room reflections, refinement, channel separation, dynamic range, distortion and various other factors are all higher determinants of quality than SPL. And if you're not measuring SPL, any volume setting is really meaningless anyway.
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Frankly, I think this discussion is ridiculous (and I'm an ex-recording engineer). Listen so it sounds good to you. Level is the least of it. Frequency response, EQ, balance, room reflections, refinement, channel separation, dynamic range, distortion and various other factors are all higher determinants of quality than SPL. And if you're not measuring SPL, any volume setting is really meaningless anyway.
Lol first of all we're not discussing which volume level you should listen at or what's correct or not correct. I started the thread because I noticed a big difference in the volume level I select now since upgrading my speakers and I was curious what other members like. If level is the least of it then why use a SPL? I've used SPL before and I like my Audyssey mic much more. Correct or not correct it's what I like. What's "ridiculous" is an "ex-recording engineer" replying to this thread with elitest opinions on what's correct.
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I used to measure with a SPL but abandoned a few years ago with my first AVR that featured Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume. I cannot live without these features. I love the Audyssey Flat curve on my Marantz SR7009 combined with my Klipsch RP speakers. I can push between -10 is the sweet spot for me when the wife isn't with me. When she is I lower to -15.
I'm exactly like you with the Audyssey feature's . I'm using the Multi EQ-XT 32 version on my Denon 4520 AVR, and could not imagine what it would be like without it .
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I'm exactly like you with the Audyssey feature's . I'm using the Multi EQ-XT 32 version on my Denon 4520 AVR, and could not imagine what it would be like without it .
I know what you mean Dwayne. Before I would always fuss around, tweak the bass etc. Now everything sounds fuller and detailed. I will always buy AVR's with Audyssey XT 32. With DEQ I'm not missing anything when I do play at lower levels.
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I started out watching my blu-rays at -24, lately have been turning volume up to -22 - -20 range. Regular cable and other stuff I usually use -28.
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No more less than -30 db is max for me. Enough hearing good.

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