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post #781 of 785 Old 12-18-2013, 11:24 AM
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Yes, that's what I said. My Sony receiver, for example, in the living room (which is for conversation and music only) displays volume as "VOL 15" so you don't know what the actual dB's are.
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Yes, that's what I said. My Sony receiver, for example, in the living room (which is for conversation and music only) displays volume as "VOL 15" so you don't know what the actual dB's are.
Maybe I should buy a sound meter? Also I was curious. Is it bad to adjust the treble and bass?
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You could buy a sound meter to get an idea of what the dB reading was for "Volume 5" or what ever you receiver displays. Adjusting treble and bass is entirely up to you. I set mine and leave it for everything, tv, movies, etc. The more important settings are the x-over settings, the ohm setting (6 or 8), and balance, imo. Some people like to mess with the equalizer settings as well but that can really be variable depending on the type of audio you are listening too and how it was recorded. I just keep mine at the default setting (what ever that was).

Some receivers offer an automatic calibration feature (Audyssey) that is useful, but I think it's real value is for higher end systems with separates and not necessarily for HTiB's. Some will disagree but with a little time, knowledge, and possibly a sound meter you can calibrate your system better I think than the automatic calibration.
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You could buy a sound meter to get an idea of what the dB reading was for "Volume 5" or what ever you receiver displays. Adjusting treble and bass is entirely up to you. I set mine and leave it for everything, tv, movies, etc. The more important settings are the x-over settings, the ohm setting (6 or 8), and balance, imo. Some people like to mess with the equalizer settings as well but that can really be variable depending on the type of audio you are listening too and how it was recorded. I just keep mine at the default setting (what ever that was).

Some receivers offer an automatic calibration feature (Audyssey) that is useful, but I think it's real value is for higher end systems with separates and not necessarily for HTiB's. Some will disagree but with a little time, knowledge, and possibly a sound meter you can calibrate your system better I think than the automatic calibration.
I guess I have to play around with my sound
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Hey, apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me some feedback on how my HT-S5300 is currently set up? Right now I'm just using the two front and center speakers. I still need to get a rug to hide the speaker wires for the sides and back speakers. So I have it and my components (One & 360) connected through the Samsung 65KS8000 OCB and using Bitstream and Dolby on its audio settings. All's good there, but I'm wondering if I need to change any of the following default settings on my Onkyo receiver?

Set Up Menu->Audio Adjust:
Input Ch(Mux)-> Main/Sub
Input Ch(Mono)-> Left+Right
Panorama-> Off
Dimensions-> 0
Center Width-> 3
Height Gain->Mid(Greyed Out)
Dolby EX-> Auto
Center-> Image-> 2
Audyssey-> Off
Dynamic EQ-> Off
Reference Level-> 0dB(Greyed Out)
Dynamic Volume-> Off
Listening Angel-> Wide

Set Up Menu->HDMI Setup:
Audio Out-> Auto
LipSync-> Off
HDMI Control-> On
Audio Return Ch-> Auto
Power Control-> On
TV Control-> On

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Living Room: LG 55LE5500 Sony BDP‑BX510 XBox 360 w/Kinect
Bedroom: VIZIO E470VL VIZIO VSB200 Sound Bar Sony BDP‑BX510 XBox 360
Inner Sanctum: Samsung 65KS8000, Halo XBox One, GoW Xbox 360, Onkyo HT-S5300
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