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Originally Posted by youthman
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll back the gain on the subs to -5db and increase the gain on the sub to +5db. I just assumed that would not leave much headroom on the sub amp.
Just for reference, I run my pair at -5.5db in my Marantz, and the volume on my sub amps at -9 and -13db. Those numbers are a combined 6db hotter than the Audyssey calibration. My room is far from optimal (bordering on terrible, actually), your subs will likely be much more symmetrical.
I typically watch movies at -6MV, and TV at -12MV. So I have headroom to spare on both the receiver MV and the sub amps, but on the rare occasion I turn it up louder I do so grudgingly......my eye is toward the longevity of my components.
*edit* Oh yeah, and I arrived at my current settings after reading Mike's guide and taking his suggestions
TCL 55P607, OPPO UDP-203, 4K Fire TV, Marantz 6011, Rotel 1075 (Atmos)
DefTech SM 65 (X7), SVS PB16 Ultra (X2), SVS Prime Elevation (X4)
Headphone rig: PC-> Schiit Wyrd ->Schiit Modi Multibit ->Stax SRM-353X ->THX AAA 789
Headphones: Stax SR-207, Stax SR-L700, M1060, TH-X00 Purpleheart, HD600, HD6XX, etc
Last edited by Keith Zuehlke; 05-16-2018 at 02:59 AM.