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Originally Posted by bear123 View Post
Correct, a flat calibration is just that...flat. In a perfect room, all frequencies would play at 75 dB from the sub's lower limit to the speakers upper limits i.e. 16-20k Hz. So yes when playing movies or content with an LFE signal it is 10dB hotter.

Years ago when I first started using SPL meter to calibrate, i'd do all to 75dB. Then put in scenes I was familiar with and the bass was lacking severely. So I'd tinker with it and would end up at about 85dB.

Then came the receivers with the built in microphones. Again, would calibrate to 75 and put in my test scenes and would be lacking. Then got on the phone w/ Ed at SVS and he said he hears that a lot and it's not uncommon for people to run 5 - 10dB hot.

So, I guess it's just a matter of taste. Sure there's some scenes when my wife is scared our house is going to come down, but I can live with that!!!
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