Originally posted by blgentry
I've calibrated my system using a sound level meter to make sure the levels are all as they are supposed to be. That being said, with a lot of movies, I'm a bit disappointed with the surround use. In general the level seems a little low and I think a lot of transfers just don't make good use of the surrounds for whatever reason (budget, attention to detail, talent, etc).
Aye, Sound calibration discs suck, automatic calibration thats built-in to receivers arent much better.
I start with the calibration utilitity, and then make modifications from there. I always end up boosting the back.
Also, you know what? I found just setting all the levels equal according the volume control on the reciever, seems to sound better than the calibrations.
My 5 channels are all set within .5 of eachother now, and they sound great. I regularly lower and raise my sub level depending on the movie or concert.