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Hi all

Can anyone help please i have laminate flooring over concrete and my aim is that i can run my onkyo 1009 amp at reference volume i.e 82.

I have added a fair bit of room treatment and i have gone from a comfort volume level of say 60 up to 74 so i have a small way to go getting the volume at 82.

So my qstn is if i added a thick underlay and carpet would the carpet mean my room would need extra volume to sound about the same please.

Hope someone can help please

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It will not change volume, per se, in any significant way. It will absorb HF floor reflections and make them less bright. This may make is seem less loud and let you tolerate higher levels.

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Hi Kal

Thank you i was hoping that if i ran my volume level higher with carpet that i would not create any extra noise for next door neighbours at the moment my system volume is good with them more so after adding a lot of bass traps i think the main reason i can run the volume higher now.

This mat be one extra treatment for the room decided on will the perceived drop in hf mean the overall sound is less enjoyable

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