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#228813 - 11/07/08 02:11 PM volume level?
LucRaymond Offline
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It's probably a question related to personal taste but at which volume level are you listening to your movies?

I normally listen to movies at around -15/-10 db but I don't know the limit of my receiver (pio vsx-1018). Well I know it's 130w/ch but I don't know how its translate back in db.
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#228814 - 11/07/08 02:19 PM Re: volume level? [Re: LucRaymond]
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Time to get an SPL meter....and you are right, what you listen at is going to be different from everyone else, with my Denon3808 I listen at -25 al the way up to -15 depending on the movie.
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#228816 - 11/07/08 02:56 PM Re: volume level? [Re: LucRaymond]
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75db is around 50 on my receiver. I listen to movies anywhere between 40 and 50 depending on the sound track.
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#228819 - 11/07/08 02:59 PM Re: volume level? [Re: fredk]
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holy crap! +50? ouch!! my ears would bleed
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#228823 - 11/07/08 03:06 PM Re: volume level? [Re: LucRaymond]
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My receiver does not go to +50. \:\) Luc, all receivers are different, so your -15dB could be -20dB on mine. You have to get an SPL meter to see what SPL your at for a given volume. With that said, it varies for me from -25 to -15dB's
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#228824 - 11/07/08 03:06 PM Re: volume level? [Re: LucRaymond]
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As would mine if it were +50 on your receiver. The scale on my Sherwood starts at 0.
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#228825 - 11/07/08 03:07 PM Re: volume level? [Re: fredk]
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that explains it then, my Denon is like -60 or something like that.
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#228829 - 11/07/08 03:10 PM Re: volume level? [Re: SirQuack]
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I wonder if my Sherwood is the odd man out on this. Most of what I have seen here indicates 0 as a center point rather than a minimum.
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#228831 - 11/07/08 03:16 PM Re: volume level? [Re: fredk]
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
As would mine if it were +50 on your receiver. The scale on my Sherwood starts at 0.


it's a good thing that it starts at 0. It's cutting the foreplay and goes directly loud! :-))))
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#228832 - 11/07/08 03:20 PM Re: volume level? [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
My receiver does not go to +50. \:\) Luc, all receivers are different, so your -15dB could be -20dB on mine. You have to get an SPL meter to see what SPL your at for a given volume. With that said, it varies for me from -25 to -15dB's


ah! will try to get one. Do they sell a twin pack of SPL&SPM meters so I can measure my volume and wife acceptance level at the same time


Edited by LucRaymond (11/07/08 03:20 PM)
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