So I assume your AVR extends from -80dB to +20dB give or take. I personally use Marantz SR5007 but any properly calibrated and normally functional amplifier should have the same loudness with the same dB number, right?
What's your typical volume when watching a movie on surround format (Dolby, DTS and all their derivatives). That is the question
In 15' x 12' room I find that I need to crank up around -25dB to -20dB to adequately hear all channels clearly and shivering LFE. Note that it's only during movie playback session with native Dolby/DTS
In contrast when listening to music or any stereo source using direct stereo or multichannel (PL II or Neo:6) I found -40dB to -35dB to be loud enough.
What's with the difference? Is that normal if a Dolby/DTS track somewhat softer than typical stereo source? If you could explain that would be good.
It's kinda annoy me that I need to crank up the volume wheel for watching movies while music/stereo source could go louder with the same dB
.. Do you feel the same?
Share me your experiences with your AVR during movie watching or music listening, tell me your room size and don't forget to help by filling the poll. Thank you so much, people.