Hello, I would like to thank MichaelJHuman on the fantastic job he has done on this thread..... I 've read most of the 1st post and I had a question.
I was listening to the "Police Certifiable" BD concert disk & I watched "I Robot" last night, also a BD disk. I run this on my Integra 7.6 AVR (HDMI 1.1). I listen to all the LOSSLESS tracks as they are converted to LPCM on my Pioneer 51BD player (yes it is still awaiting internal Decoding of DTS MA).
Last night I decided to turn up the volume from the usual (43-48), up to 55. Now, this is a linear scale that my receiver uses 0= no sound & 99= max sound output. I have never gone past 55 on my system, and I decided to converted the 55 into decibels and the receiver said it was (-27 db).
Is this considered very loud?
The reason I ask, is because it sounded "loud enough" to me, yet I did not year any distortion or "bad sound" from any of the "Police" music Bd or the "I Robot" movie BD. In fact, quite the opposite happened, I was actually hearing detail that I've never heard before & believe me, I've listened to these disks a dozen times.
Again I ask is (-27db) "too loud", what are your listening levels usually?
I HAVE A 5.1 SET UP
MY AVR is an Integra 7.6 (HDMI) connection
MY SUB is a Velodyne SPLR 1000
MY speakers are Energy Reference Connoisseurs
(2) RC-50 Front LR
(2) RC-R Surrounds
(1) RC-LCR Center
Speaker Specifications IF IT HELPS ANYONE!!
System Type Bass Reflex, Rear Vented
Frequency Response 33Hz-23000Hz +/- 3dB
Recommended Amplifier Power up to 225 watts RMS
Components 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter, 2 6-1/2" Kevlar Ribbed Elliptical Surround Woofers
Impedance 8 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum
Useable Bass Response (-10db Anechoic) 28Hz
Sensitivity (anechoic) 91dB
Sensitivity (2 speakers in a typical room) 94dB
Crossover Point 1.0kHz and 2.4kHz
Operating Range Tweeter: 1.5kHz and >, Woofer 1: ~ to 800Hz, Woofer 2:~ to 3kHz
My Integra 7.6 AVR (Speaker setup) is as follows:
Appreciate any help...
5.1 Home Theatre
Pioneer 60" Kuro
Integra DHC 80.3 Pre Amp
Parasound Halo A51 5 Ch Amp
Speakers : Elac's FS-247's (L,C,R SR, SL)
Sub: Velodyne SPLR1000