Originally Posted by penngray
Not if someone is running their system above THX specs. There is no reason people can not have 120dB peaks period.
I never understood this whole discussion, why don't people just set their system to what THEY like? Who cares what someone else has, does or says should be done?
Of course 120dB peaks at the listening position is LOUD and if he is stting 12 feet back he is doing 130+dBs at 1m
I think it all depends on your room size and equipment as to whether you want louder though you can actually damage hearing if going too far above 120db for long periods. For peaks i don't see a problem if your system handles it.
I think i have finally got my system working right with the new Oppo Blu Ray player i bought but will run a few more tests tomorrow.
During the Attack Of The Clones opening scene the explosion scene at the beginning peaked at 103db on my digital radioshack meter. I have an SVS -PB-12/Plus2 subwoofer and use an SMS-1 for subwoofer management and have things set up fairly flat between 20hz and the 80hz crossover point.
My subwoofer runs 3db higher than the other speakers now and thats the way i want it. I haven't had the chance to watch a full movie yet on my new Oppo as i have been too busy calibrating it for days now. I think i finally got it right.
Anyways for my size of room and the 106inch projection screen i use i think 103db peaks are fine to my ears. Plenty of deep bass and slam.
Incidentally the reference levels say 105db for mains peaks. 115db for subwoofer peaks.
What is the total output peak when combined ? 120db ? Anyone ?