Originally Posted by ccotenj
sure, it's worth having a decent meter... if nothing else, you can learn a lot about audio setup just by learning how to use it...
what part don't you think isn't "reaching it's potential"?
guys, heed my prior warning...
it's not just a matter of playing a few test tones and measuring with your meter...
go to the link i posted above, and learn... channel levels are the least of your worries...
Sooo, after yesterday´s tweaking session with re-run auto + manual MCACC along with my recently received SPL meter I must say that MCACC really sets the channel levels resonably..you were right, though, as you´ve tried to convince us that we should initially trust Pioneer´s measurement..
I started with ALL CH ADJ, as my favorite, kept speaker setting at obligatory SMALL/80hz and the levels ended up as follows:
SW -6,5 (with the sub´s gain knob at 11´o clock)
then I checked these values with SPL meter (C, slow) and all of them pretty much represent 75dB (+/- 0.5dB)..so MCACC does its job as intended..the only hassle is the sub as you´d really want more of it, though it´s been set at 75dB..I´m sure everyone would pump it a little bit more, so later did I..
after I had decided that I´d stick more with 80 dB reference point I started with Fine Channel Level in Manual MCACC and set the levels accordingly..
to be truly honest, my former settings were pretty much the same so what I´m gonna do now is just finally enjoying any source coming into the AVR..
I´m glad I tried the SPL, though, and set my mind at ease