Gain match svs
I was watching a video online and it made me wonder if how I gain matched my subs was not smart.
I have an older onkyo receiver to where volume starts at 0.
I have an old school radio shack spl meter.
It's been awhile, but I set my onkyo to some random loudness that gave my meter a straight up reading at 0 on the scale. Confirmed all 7 channels were balanced.
Then went to subwoofer gain on the avr and set to 0. Then physically gain matched the subs to the main.
My thought was I know 0 and if I want to run hot or low, I remember 0 is baseline.
However the gain knobs are less than half gain.
The video I watched said he recommended running the avr gain nearly as low as possible and higher gain on physical amp.
Does this really make any difference?