Curious, how many people utilize Dynamic volume? I've read most of this forum and it seems like I've read most people prefer DYNAMIC EQ ON, and VOL Off. I found that for my ears, I like BOTH on. I think having the Dynamic Vol on gives movies more depth / punch. I watched The Matrix last night for the 678th time and was playing with it on / off and I've come to the conclusion, "Me Likes It On."
Also, curious, what volume do people watch thier movies on? On my old Onkyo TX-DS555, I couldn't turn the volume knob up more than 1/4 of a turn. On my 809, I have to turn it up in the range of 55-60ish depending on the movie (but with dyn vol on, this is reduced by about 10 to the 45-40 range). In talking with a Crutchfield tech one time, I mentioned this and he said it's normal, that Onkyo just changed their volume levels years back. Just curious what others watch their movies on, BTW, this is with a blu ray player.
I spent A LOT of time calibrating my speakers / subwoofers this weekend, and had some MORE curiousitys. I used to run audyssey, then after that was done pull out the SPL meter and make sure they're set at 75 db each (usually they were close). This time, I ran Audyssey and the levels it put my speakers at were far lower than 75. My fronts Aud set at -5 & -6 and my center at -7 (this was about 4db off from 75 db w/ the sound meter). So, I adjusted levels to 75db. During the Matrix, I felt some scenes felt off some, so I put levels back to where audyssey had them (off the 75 db mark for each speaker) and it sounded better. Thnk I am going to leave them where Audyssey set them.
Do others here adjust their audyssey levels w/ an SPL, or do you just accept where Audyssey sets them at regardless of what an SPL meter set them at.