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Originally Posted by dazkyl /t/1468642/is-it-okay-bumping-my-front-speaker-a-db-higher#post_23213099
Is it okay turning my front speakers (Jamo s608) from 0dB to +1dB ? Or say +2dB ? My setup is a 5.1 setup. I got jamo rears , jamo center and a subwoofer. Receiver is the onkyo tx sr-308.
Originally Posted by William /t/1468642/is-it-okay-bumping-my-front-speaker-a-db-higher#post_23213135
By OK do you mean damage any component? If so it won't. You do run into the problem of the dialogue (center channel) becoming harder to understand/hear and having less surround info. 99% of the time people are asking about raising the center ("cant hear dialoge") or surrounds (want more effects) instead of the mains. What problem are you trying to solve?
Originally Posted by arnyk /t/1468642/is-it-okay-bumping-my-front-speaker-a-db-higher#post_23213173
Adjustments like this need to be what it takes to obtain good balance among the speakers. Even 6 dB would not necesssarily be a problem.
This adjustment is just another volume control and is in a way superseded by how you adjust your volume control. I hope that you don't agonize over adjusting your volume control!