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#382510 - 09/06/12 08:18 AM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: gearcruncher]
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What's HPF?
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#382511 - 09/06/12 08:23 AM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: gearcruncher]
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HPF: High Pass Filter.
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#382512 - 09/06/12 08:32 AM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: gearcruncher]
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#382517 - 09/06/12 11:29 AM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: J. B.]
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Originally Posted By: J. B.

a few days ago i played the movie Super 8 at Reference Level;


I don't know how you can do that... When i watched super 8 i think i was listening at less than 1/2 of reference leve... Even at that level the whole damn house was shaking!!!!

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#382520 - 09/06/12 12:35 PM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: gearcruncher]
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Dakkon, the reason could be that my room has been treated with some absorbing/diffusing panels covering about one third of the room, plus carpet and furniture. if my room was mostly reflective surfaces, i would never be able to do that.

playing Super 8 at Reference Level sounds very realistic to what i see on the screen, and not exaggerated at all.

i do have some movies that don't play well at Reference Level; the one that surprised me most for that was LOTR Extended Edition on Blu-ray.

it's probably made to the same level as the DVD's were: reference level -7 dB is excellent, but using reference level itself is way overblown.

you're invited for a day if you want to come, and other Axiom owners too.


Edited by J. B. (09/06/12 12:43 PM)
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#382521 - 09/06/12 01:30 PM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: gearcruncher]
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J.B. at reference level, i think my room would be well over 100db... Even at 1/2 of reference my room's sound level is 90db+ on average...


If i make it up to Quebec, it would be nice to stop by.

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#382524 - 09/06/12 02:17 PM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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What's HPF?

Home Parenteral Feeding

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/HPF

Just FYI (For You Indirectly).
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/fyi


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#382525 - 09/06/12 04:56 PM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: gearcruncher]
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i just finished watching WOTW on Blu-ray at Reference Level.

the loudest passages registered 122.4 dBSPL (Flat weighting).
then i played again chapters 4 and 5, but this time with the SPL meter set at dBC; this time, the max reading was more according to the movie standards: 118.5 dBC.

the sound was always top quality, crystal clear and very detailed.

before starting a movie, i always crack open the door to my bedroom;
at the end of this movie, the crack was 5 inches wide. funny eh!

don't ask me about neighbors.
they all ran away a long time ago, just like the rats. ;-)


Edited by J. B. (09/06/12 05:02 PM)
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#382535 - 09/07/12 08:11 AM Re: Looking for pre/pro all channels driven [Re: pmbuko]
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J.B., what does the watt meter show when the amplifier is powered on, but no source is currently playing?


i checked again, and after 15 mins in standby, the Bash amp in the small sub consumes 18 Watts and the Sledge amp in the larger sub is at 8 Watts.
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