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I don't have any clipping happening in the subwoofers. With these levels at 0, during normal listening volume the FV15HPs are getting about .4V only. Like this, they get 1V normal listening volume and about 2V at reference. My understanding was that ideal setting for them was to get between 1-4V. That is one of the main reasons I did this. I have the volume knob much lower on the Rythmiks now with the input voltage higher than it used to be. The knobs are about 10 o'clock now - whereas before with the .4V to .9V (with miniDSP 2x4-HD gain at 0), I had the FV15HP volume knobs at 3-4 oclock.



Understood - was actually going to start a new thread specifically related to Gain Structure and my unusual situation. My hopeful answer to all this mess is simply that the VSX-44 has low pre-amp output voltage.
I still think splitting the difference would be better... whatever gets the gain knob around 12 o'clock.

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Thanks for adding that. I'm glad to hear you really like your PSAs. I don't want others to get the impression that I think PSA or JTR make speakers that only play loud and do nothing else well. I haven't heard either of them so I can't speak to anything other than just the basic design of the speaker. My main point that I was trying to get across is that most of us can probably put much less attention on sensitivity and thereby giving us many more options for speakers. That's not to say that sensitivity is not important, especially when one has a very large room and/or sits very far away from the speakers. But, for me (since I have a small room) sensitivity is toward the bottom of my list in terms of what is important. Towards the top of my list are things like accuracy (in terms of one axis frequency response), transient response, wide horizontal dispersion, good looks, etc. The more things I add to this list the smaller my pool of speakers to pick from becomes and often the more money I might have to spend.


Agree, it's a very personal choice, especially when it comes to speakers more so than subs.


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I see - this also makes me wonder if the 2x4 HD is then clipping the output since I have them turned up to +12db on all outputs. However, when I measured with AVR at MV and subwoofer channel level 0, the miniDSP 2x4-HD output was still only generating about 1.9V out. It is rated for 2V max output, so I guess I am good there. I also looked at the output meters in the 2x4 software while running bass heavy scenes at reference and they never came close to clipping - hit the yellow a couple times but mostly played in the upper green area. The highest they got was about here, and that was at the peak moments.
Is the spec. 2V peak or 2V RMS. What are you using to measure it? When you are measuring 1.9 volts how are you measuring it??? If you're using an oscilloscope then you should be able to determine if its under the 2 V spec., either peak or RMS. If you're measuring 1.9 volts with a voltmeter then I suspect the peaks may well be over a 2 V peak spec.

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Is the spec. 2V peak or 2V RMS. What are you using to measure it? When you are measuring 1.9 volts how are you measuring it??? If you're using an oscilloscope then you should be able to determine if its under the 2 V spec., either peak or RMS. If you're measuring 1.9 volts with a voltmeter then I suspect the peaks may well be over a 2 V peak spec.
I'm measuring using a voltemeter.

The 1.9V was from a 60Hz tone with REW outputting at max (-3db) and on ch4 (so extra 10db) and AVR at reference MV. I also tested with same volumes having actual, bass heavy content playing, and checked that along the whole signal chain, no inputs, outputs, or speakers were clipping.

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Max Input = 2V or 4V (jumper -selectable) - I'm using 2V
Max Output = 2V RMS



I actually chatted with a Parts-Express technical resource today and explained my entire Gain Structure, measurements taken under different conditions, etc. and according to the guy I spoke to, he believes I am properly setup and should be getting the cleanest and most distortion free audio from my subs and tactiles.
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Does that mean we can possibly expect your full review/report in a month?

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Jim, where will your review be posted when it is ready?
Not Jim but the Jman usually posts a link to his hometheatershack review.
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I think you may get more assistance with this in the MiniDSP or REW thread or even create a new one. I understand this stuff to a certain degree but I have been into audio only for 2-3 years so, I still have a lot left to learn.
I have been into audio for more than 50 years but, based on your posts I have seen, I still have a lot more to learn than you do. So there's that. More seriously, I know that you were talking about audio's technical aspects and I didn't become even semi-serious about that until the last few months.

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@gwsat what are the current settings on your FV18s? I finally have some time to do some serious listening/testing.
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