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The Denon receiver manual says that in the test tone, all satellites and the subwoofer should produce the same volume level at the listening position. However, this doesn't seem right, as very low frequency sound will always appear 'quieter' than the higher frequency sound...how should I configure the volume of the sub relative to the volume of the satellites.
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how should I configure the volume of the sub relative to the volume of the satellites.



RTFM!
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RTFM!



I know how to do it on the receiver. My question is what should the relative loudness of the sub be compared to the satellites?

The manual says that the subwoofer should have the same volume as the satellites at the listening position......
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QUESTION: My question is what should the relative loudness of the sub be compared to the satellites?

ANSWER: The manual says that the subwoofer should have the same volume as the satellites at the listening position.

WHICH PART OF THE ANSWER DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?
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QUESTION: My question is what should the relative loudness of the sub be compared to the satellites?

ANSWER: The manual says that the subwoofer should have the same volume as the satellites at the listening position.

WHICH PART OF THE ANSWER DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

It seems that the subwoofer will just be far too loud if I follow its advice. Lower frequency sounds naturally never have the same loudness as high frequency sounds, right?
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It seems that the subwoofer will just be far too loud if I follow its advice.

Do you not think that Denon has some experience of these things or do you think that they are just making random guesses??
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Lower frequency sounds naturally never have the same loudness as high frequency sounds, right?

The human ear is less sensitive to low frequencies at low levels but the frequency response of the ear flattens out at higher levels. Review the basics of equal loudness by Fletcher-Munson.

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Do you not think that Denon has some experience of these things or do you think that they are just making random guesses??The human ear is less sensitive to low frequencies at low levels but the frequency response of the ear flattens out at higher levels. Review the basics of equal loudness by Fletcher-Munson.


Good to know. Thanks a lot. I think I was setting speaker levels at too low of a volume then.
post #8 of 10
You need an SPL meter to properly set the levels. It is very hard to do by ear.

Also, many people prefer to run their subwoofers a few dB hot as well. Of course that depends on your overall listening level and how capable the subwoofer is.
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do a search on "house curve" also
post #10 of 10
I also want to add that keeping the levels even with the speakers sometimes yields crappy bass but when I use a calibration disc the difference is night and day so use an spl meter
with a setup disc to get proper bass.




http://www.techlore.com/article/1003...008AB481B8A36F

http://www.bswusa.com/proditem.asp?item=SLM100

http://www.audiophilia.com/hardware/spl.htm
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