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Old 06-12-2012, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a Denon 1712, and Audyssey automatically calibrates where 0dB is reference. My understanding is that 0dB, or reference, is the level where the movie producers want you to listen at. I cranked it up to 0dB for a movie to try it out, and it is *ridiculously* loud.

Is my understanding of reference wrong? 0dB is so loud its uncomfortable. -30dB is comfortable and sometimes I turn it to -25dB if I want it loud.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:59 PM
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Your understanding is correct, and many users feel that reference level in a typical domestic listening room is too loud.

Personally, I usually run between -20 and -15 which to me is subjectively loud but not stupid loud.

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Reference level (0db) is the level the audio track is mixed at and is where you'd listen at in a movie theater, while in a typical home environment the average volume is likely closer to -30db to -20db which is why you want to have Audyssey Dyn EQ set to ON at all times as it will boost the bass/surround audio at volume levels below reference 0db and provide an experience closer to what the mixer intended. smile.gif

For more info on your 1712, join us in the Denon AVR-XX12 Owner's thread linked in my sig (Denon FAQ starts at post #3) as well as review the Audyssey 101 guide linked in my sig for more helpful information.

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