Trying to calibrate, and having trouble because my Onkyo pre-amp sets the 212s at the minimum level of -12db. That leaves them too loud relative to the subs and surrounds, so nothing is in balance.
Has anyone else ran into this? What's the best solution?
Some ideas, although I'm not sure about the implications:
1) I could buy some in-line attenuators between the pre-amp and the amp. But then I'd have to wait for them. My amps don't have any gain adjustment.
2) I could turn down the LCR level in JRiver or Dirac. Then, I'd have to do bass management in JRiver, so the bass doesn't get turned down on the LCRs but not the rest. I'm not sure if that's better or worse than doing bass management in my pre-amp.
3) I could set levels using REW, so I can turn the surrounds trim up, so I can get the LCRs off the -12db floor and balance the speakers. The volume gauge on the pre-amp would no longer say where reference is, and I'm not sure if I would be in digital clipping territory for surrounds.